The half wit Turnour?
Cairns local ship builder NQEA has lost out on a $450 Million government contract to build the hull blocks for three Australian Air Warfare Destroyers. The ABC On-Line reports today that the:
"Yesterday, Victorian company BAE systems Australia Defence and the Newcastle-based Forgacs Group were named as the successful tenderers for the $450-million contract.
"The Cairns Chamber of Commerce says it is very disappointing NQEA lost the contract.
Chamber president Jeremy Blockey says the contract had been expected to create about 250 jobs in the far north.
"It's something that the organisation as a commercial enterprise needs to look at, as well as the State Government, who were called up to assist through the process," he said.
"I understand that they had something on the table - presumably whatever they had to offer wasn't enough to get NQEA over the line."
This loss of potentially 250 local area jobs is a big hit to future employment in the far north!
And we can thank the local member and I do mean member, Jim "Jimbo" Turnour and the Premiere Anna Bligh for dropping the ball here and because of their lack of experience & intelligence allowed a Victorian company snatch away our contract. Also noted that the four State Socialist Labor MP's silence is deafening and just shows their indifference to the needs of the far north!
And that's The Northern Truth!!