Ditto the tunnels funding. Sure the LNP stuffed it, but the Minister has still sat on it for FIVE months. Another impost on revenues with Eagle Farm closed and going nowhere. My guestimate, purely out of my hat and it is probably more, is that every day Eagle Farm remains inoperative, the Industry is at least 1% down in revenue. Forget who is to blame, someone in power should be doing something, yet it took Dave Whimpy at last resort to go do it himself and shirtfront the Minister. I can imagine the conversation"
Minister: Who are you?
Dave: I run Eagle Farm.
Minister: Oh, nice niche farming. We like entrepreneurs Dave. Nice to see you. I am the Minister for Agriculture. How many eagles do you farm at your place?
Dave: Er no Minister, it is a racetrack.
Minister: Oh, one of those dog people are you?
Dave: No Minister, its a racetrack for horses.
Minister: Oh, do you race on Farms these days? That might be an issue for the Tourism mob not me. Have you tried meeting with them?
Dave: No Minister, Eagle Farm is the showcase gallops racetrack in Qld. The big one out near the airport. They run the Stradbroke there.
Minister: Are you sure. Anna told me they run the Stradbroke at Doomben. I have heard of Doomben. And I even have a racecourse up in my Rocky electorate.
Dave: (Sigh) Yes Minister. You should know they usually run the Stradbroke at Eagle Farm but it is broken, and we need you to free up an agreement to fix it.
Minister: Oh. That must be what that IOU for $12M was for. Wendy, what did you do with those papers we were going to throw out. The ones that were in Dicko's top drawer.
Wendy: Here they are Minister, I recycled them as serviettes in the tea room. You can still read them through the coffee stains if you squint hard.
Minister: Best print up a new set Wendy. See if Dicko kept the file.
Wendy: YES MINISTER