New graffiti talent emerges

By Paolo Zupp. Following the discovery of a suspected Banksy artwork in Trinity Beach over two years ago, there was some expectation that this would inspire local artists and lead to a revival of a time-honoured art-form. Until now this has not eventuated. But, this morning Trinity Beach residents were delighted to find a selectionContinue reading “New graffiti talent emerges”

Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo

By Allan Povah The highly anticipated production of Burke: The Musical has opened at the Rondo theatre in Edge Hill. The tribute to the popular backyard landscape gardener has been written and choreographed by Alexi Finlayson from a libretto by Lincoln Humphries. The show stars Joey Perrone as Burke and Alex Papps as the crocodile,Continue reading “Burke: the Musical opens at the Rondo”

November 2018 Classifieds

Looking For Love Any Asian woman in Cooktown or Cow Bay areas. Wanna talk about conceptual art and shrieking? I’ll be playing gigs up there this weekend and would be keen to meet up. Or you can hang around and annoy the boys and we can go for cake. Contact me @winston Wanted Experienced hardwareContinue reading “November 2018 Classifieds”

Truth Day a huge success

By Murray Murchison. Troubled by the preponderance of falsity and gaslighting in the world, the editorial team at the Plain Dealer have approached high profile figures from government, industry and sports to eat a little humble pie and shine some sunlight onto their dirty laundry. And so the inaugural Plain Dealer Truth Day was conceivedContinue reading “Truth Day a huge success”

Extra security for Cookie

By Allan Povah Cairns Mayor, Bob Manning, has announced extra security measures to protect the Sheridan Street statue of James Cook following the overnight ‘pinking’ of a similar statue in St Kilda, Australia (above). From today, there will be a blanket ban on sales of paint tinted with pinkish colours including coral, fuscia, flamingo, lemonade,Continue reading “Extra security for Cookie”

Cairns puts on World Championship Sausage Sizzle

By Kimberley Schloss At the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships at Smithfield this weekend, North Queensland has put in a gold medal performance in the Sausage Sizzle division (above), providing sausage (and onion) in bread, supplied by Sausage King at Trinity Beach, for a record-breaking A$2.50 (US$2.20). This betters the previous mark set in 2016Continue reading “Cairns puts on World Championship Sausage Sizzle”

Bunnings wins at the FWC, kranskis are ‘just’ the beginning

By Paolo Zupp The North Queensland Fair Work Commission have handed down their decision on the matter of Bunnings Warehouse Pty Ltd vs Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union. The two parties had previously agreed on a 5% pay rise and limiting sausage sizzles to weekends and school holidays. This latest dispute has concerned the inclusionContinue reading “Bunnings wins at the FWC, kranskis are ‘just’ the beginning”

Hardware helper performs Heimlich heroics

Bunnings worker and Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union spokesman Stanley Briggs has been praised by emergency services for his quick response to a sausage emergency at the Smithfield store today. Briggs rushed to the aid of an unnamed teenager who was alleged to be choking on a cheese kranski. “It’s nothing special. The trainingContinue reading “Hardware helper performs Heimlich heroics”

Wage talks just the beginning…

By Allan Povah Enterprise bargaining agreements have stalled between Bunnings and the Far North Queensland Hardware Workers Union. The FNQHWU are seeking a ten percent pay hike and a reduction to the number of sausage sizzles allowed through the summer months. The main sticking point, according to FNQHWU spokesman Stanley Briggs, is the re-designation of theContinue reading “Wage talks just the beginning…”