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Mark Robinson MP
30-03-2012, 10:02 PM
Ausfishers will have heard the news that my time as the shadow minister for fisheries has come to an end, and I have unexpectedly not been called on to be the Fisheries minister. So from this time onwards, I am here as a simple rec fisherman and local MP for Cleveland. No doubt you have many questions and I probably won't have all the answers. Perhaps the new minister might become a member too. But I am still as always, happy to come online to talk and listen.
The upside of not getting the gig is that I now have some time to go fishing :)
Tight lines
Mark

Horse
30-03-2012, 11:09 PM
I think it a pretty P!$$ poor act on behalf of Can Do not to give you a crack at the portfolio. Many of the AF community were upset with you not responding to legitimate requests for the fisheries policies but it seems you were left out to dry as Can Do kept his electorates Green component happy. It looks like your successor is more interested in the export dollars that our fishery can support through commercial fishing rather than looking foreward to the secondary and tertiary industries involved in the sector

Steeler
31-03-2012, 12:27 AM
Thems the breaks, chin up.

Probably for the best Mark, don't need to be a rocket scientist to see Can Do's ego will get many colleagues offside and eventually wear thin and the knives come out.

Self destruction Krudd style.

Homer_Jay
31-03-2012, 06:38 AM
I agree, a very pi$$ poor effort from CanDo (god I am sick of hearing that already)

Yeah, just do what you can for the electorate, and spend the rest of the time fishing!
Your time will come.

There is going to be so much pressure on this government brought on by their promises, the cracks will show soon enough. Then the in fighting starts. This is the Lib's and Nat's remember!

I am sure you will have the job back one day

Black_Rat
31-03-2012, 06:47 AM
Chin up Mark ! you do have a role to play, ear bash him as you still have plenty to offer !

honda900
31-03-2012, 08:35 AM
Mark,

At least you provide us with a communications channel to the minister, through you we can be heard, hopefully..

Regards
HOnda.

Jarrah Jack
31-03-2012, 08:54 AM
Ahh politics. Its all about playing the game rather than talent. Keep your powder dry and make sure you're always on the winning side when the knives come out. Enjoy the fishing.

Lucky_Phill
31-03-2012, 09:06 AM
Thanks for that Mark.

We'll be in touch.

AS I said elsewhere, I am sure the LNP will be in power for many years to come and your time will come to serve as you wanted.

Maybe we could get together and visit John at the annexe soon ?


Cheers Phill

PinHead
31-03-2012, 10:32 AM
alas mark..you mustn't have fit the jobs for the boys scope of CN's Govt. Even Tony Fitzgerald has commented on this. A new start says Campbell? hell..don't even advertise the positions..just appoint your buddies. Even joh did not appoint buddies to jobs as DGs.

Lucky_Phill
31-03-2012, 11:20 AM
Didn't take long.................

Tony Fitzgerald did a job many years ago on a Government from many years ago......... His comments on the new establishment are not revelant and in fact uncalled for as they have no basis, only assumptions.

Seems as though the " Tall Poppy Chopper Downers " have found a new target. ?

The appointment of people to high level positions can be seen in different lights.

I would like to think qualified people got the job and they have been appointed ASAP, rather than have a long drawn out process ( which will cost $'s ). Noddy's mantra of " getting on with it " has been seen already.

The " jobs for my buddies " idea doesn't wash with me......... You'd appoint ALP minions ? No matter what folks think and say, all prospective Govt employees have a " politicial persuasion ". Hence an LNP Govt will appoint LNP aligned qualified people. No need to remind people of Captain Blighs hubby's job that was " CREATED " specifically for him. ( She actually created a whole department...FFS ! ) The LNP appointments in recent days are for existing jobs.

Noddy has tried to have the South Brisbane by-election at the same time as council elections, saving many $'s and stopping the inconvience to voters. ( But due to Anna's ongoing incompitence, she screwed her resignation time line which has cost Qld'ers another 200K......... her legacy will remain for a long, long time. :( )

Better go, there's work to do.................. seems since March 24, things have picked up........ dunno why :)


LP

charleville
31-03-2012, 12:01 PM
At least, you are not a one termer, Mark. Congratulations for that.


My new local bloke in Chatsworth is very likely to be a one-termer, despite his big winning margin last weekend.


It seems ridiculous to me to be asked to vote for a bloke who the electors know nothing about and that was the situation in relation to the newly elected member, Steve Minnikin.

Before the election, I googled the guy and found nothing. So I looked at the LNP website and all that was listed under his name in the candidates section was his wife's name and occupation and his kid's names. I could not tell you what he did for a living nor what his beliefs were nor anything at all about him. Had he been an achiever in his previous career pursuits? Had he actually done anything in the local community other than live here? I could not answer those questions even though I actively tried to find out. The election material that landed in the letter box was all about Campbell Newman, albeit with Minnikin's photo beside Newman.


Before the election, the guy seems to have been anonymous.

After the election, nothing seems to have changed.

Here is the Wikipedia article about him that I found today ...

https://img.skitch.com/20120331-q5x3q72c31766jrpipad9sf73b.preview.jpg (https://skitch.com/charleville2/8qwku/steve-minnikin-wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia)Click for large view (https://skitch.com/charleville2/8qwku/steve-minnikin-wikipedia-the-free-encyclopedia) - Uploaded with Skitch (http://skitch.com)


In fact, Googling his name today, I found a bit more, but not substance. Like, how about this quote from the local newspaper ...


The Belmont resident said he celebrated the win with a few "quiet drinks" with his campaign team and went into work mode on Sunday afternoon.

"I was out there waving at traffic with a handwritten placard saying 'thanks Chatsworth'."

(Ref: http://www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/east/new-chatsworth-mp-steve-minnikin-prefers-local-focus/story-fn8m0sve-1226311150306 )


That's what he considers as "work"?????? Wot? Standing out on the roadside effectively boasting about his win is work????!!!!!!!! Hahahahahahahahahaha! Ya gotta be jokin'!


The article goes on to say that...
"Mr Minnikin said it could take two to three weeks before he steps into his new office as an MP but in the meantime he would be working from his home office. His first priorities include transportation issues, traffic congestion and bus route and intersection upgrades."


Isn't that the work of the council? Intersection upgrades?????


Is he saying that the local LNP councillor, Adrian Schrinner, is not doing a good job? If he is then he is sadly mistaken. Shrinner is a terrific local councillor and has demonstrated a very good work ethic plus the smarts to regularly tell the electorate what he is doing. Schrinner will be unbeatable in this area for a long time because he delivers and tells us what he is is about to deliver, the progress whilst it is being delivered and that he has delivered


Am I being unkind to the new bloke after his being only one week in the job. Nah! I don't think so. He has hardly hit the ground running. Whatever his previous job is, I hope that he has only taken leave from the job rather than resigning outright 'cos he will need a new job in three years' time unless he smartens up his act.


There is a valuable role for you, Mark. Coach some of these new blokes in how to be more than a one termer. Get them to study the lessons learnt from blokes like Rudd, Katter, Mackenroth, Shrinner who have, or will outlast electoral downturns. Likewise, get them to understand the lessons learnt from people like Sally-Anne Atkinson, Wayne Goss, Jeff Kennett, who thought that they were invincible. Or even worse, the TV "celebrity" Chris Bombolas who held the seat for Labor before the last guy and who would have been annihilated at the previous election had he not resigned shortly before-hand, because he seemed to do absolutely nothing in the job.


This new guy has washed in on a king tide. He will be gone on the next outgoing tide and will probably be pleased to be so 'cos I reckon that he is sure gonna draw a lot of crabs whilst he is there. Inanimate baits usually do.

charleville
31-03-2012, 12:12 PM
BTW, Mark, how come that in your Ausfish name, you call yourself MP?

Isn't your proper title MLA? doesn't MP refer to Federal members only?


Not a criticism, just wondering?


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rando
31-03-2012, 12:16 PM
Think of the upside Mark , at least you wont have cranky pricks like me "up your shirt" demanding things you cant get done.;D;)
Enjoy the fishing time.

rando

PinHead
31-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Bruce..all pollies (except senators) are called MP. Real title in Qld is MLA..federal MHR

PinHead
31-03-2012, 02:32 PM
not tall poppy chopping Phill..why put people in DG positions who know nothing about running a Department? As was explained to me once by someone who knew..running a department is about implementing Govt policy. This means knowing the abilities and resources available to the Dept..if unavailable then the Minister is to be informed and a different tact to be taken. A DG is to advise the Govt if their policies can be implemented..and if it can to ensure it happens..if not..tell the Minister so. So what experience do these new appointees have in knowing what their respective depts are capable of ?

PinHead
31-03-2012, 02:34 PM
Bruce..grew up just around the corner from the Mackenroths..would never have picked Terry to go on to his career as a major ALP powerbroker for many years.

Lucky_Phill
31-03-2012, 03:02 PM
Not sure Greg.... could you enlighten me ?

Tall poppy was aimed at Fitzgerald......

back to work............. :)


LP

PinHead
31-03-2012, 03:44 PM
Goss was actually the frist to dump the career public servant from the DG job and put his buddy in. The incumbent had started in a certain dept..worked his way up from the bottom..through Director of Finance, Director of Housing...and then Director General..Goss won Govt and gave him the flick...all that dept knowledge and experience chucked aside...how stupid..and all Govts since have continued the trend..and they wonder why Departments fail to work at peak performance.

charleville
31-03-2012, 05:15 PM
Bruce..grew up just around the corner from the Mackenroths..would never have picked Terry to go on to his career as a major ALP powerbroker for many years.



Dunno. Terry was in my class at primary school. Yup - he did not seemed destined to be anything other than the welder that he became for a while but I recall that even in primary school, he was heavily influenced by family affiliations with the Labor Party.


That he held me back from escaping a thumping by someone in about grade 8 at lunch time tells me that he was probably always well qualified to be what an ABC announcer once described him to me as being - ie a (politcal) headkicker.


Terry was good for the electorate though - very hard working for the electorate - and very good for community activities like girls' netball where I know that he was very active. That is where a lot of politicians fail but where the likes of Rudd and Mackenroth and Bob Katter and Iron Bar Tuckey survive and thrive. Viz the harder they work, the luckier they get when the electoral tide goes out.


As you will recall, Greg, this electorate was well served with Labor stars including Clem who drove a very active organically grown, community progress theme producing gems like what we now know as the Clem Jones Centre encompassing many sports facilities within the one block of land.


I reckon that the new member could do little worse than to explore how the State Government might help in updating those facilities. I am not sure that they have improved much over the years since Clem, apart from the pokie funded expansions of the football club.


Of course, another way that both Mark, and the new man in my electorate, could make a valuable name for themselves, is to get themselves on a state government committee to explore liquor licensing laws in this state and remove the restrictions of supermarkets being able to sell me a bottle of plonk whilst I am shopping for groceries. ;)


I have just been watching a bit of Saturday afternoon TV and have seen the TV advertisements for various forms of gambling on mainstream media. If anything was soft porn, those adverts are in relation to how they make online gambling seem like a bit of innocent fun. I cannot understand how governments can allow that soft brainwashing of children to happen on free-to-air TV and yet ban the sale of a bottle of plonk in a supermarket as happens in the other states.



(Footnote for the youngsters under sixty in this forum, until 1963, Queensland primary schools included grade 8.)

Jarrah Jack
31-03-2012, 06:13 PM
(Footnote for the youngsters under sixty in this forum, until 1963, Queensland primary schools included grade 8.)

So..... most of you didn't make it past primary school.:-X:D

charleville
31-03-2012, 06:51 PM
So..... most of you didn't make it past primary school.:-X:D



Ahh JJ. It is true that there were subjects that I did struggle with at school.

eg geography.

Like, I can never remember where the Plimsoll line of self indulgence lies in Australia. Is it at the Tweed River or the Murray River?

Or was that the Plimsoll line of self denial? Cannot remember which.

All I remember was that it is always pretty miserable under it and that, whenever possible, the poor creatures down there would do all that they could to escape to be above that line to breathe in the pure Queensland oxygen of wisdom.



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Jarrah Jack
31-03-2012, 08:04 PM
I don't know about no plimsoul line but thats one of the most flowery pieces of bulldust I've ever read. Please get your punctuation and spelling right, first time, next time. Cheers JJ

Mark Robinson MP
31-03-2012, 10:04 PM
BTW, Mark, how come that in your Ausfish name, you call yourself MP?

Isn't your proper title MLA? doesn't MP refer to Federal members only?


Not a criticism, just wondering?


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Note from Wikipedia:
Members of the Legislative Assembly use the suffix MP in New South Wales (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_South_Wales_Legislative_Assembly)[1] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_the_Legislative_Assembly#cite_note-0) and Queensland (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queensland_Legislative_Assembly).[2] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_the_Legislative_Assembly#cite_note-1)
In Western Australia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Australian_Legislative_Assembly), Northern Territory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Territory_Legislative_Assembly) and Australian Capital Territory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Capital_Territory_Legislative_Assembly) , members are known as MLAs. However the suffix MP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Members_of_Parliament) is also commonly used. South Australia and Tasmania have a House of Assembly (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Australian_House_of_Assembly) and denote its members MHA.
In Victoria (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victorian_Legislative_Assembly) members can use either MP or MLA.[3] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Member_of_the_Legislative_Assembly#cite_note-2)
In federal parliament, members of the House of Representatives (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_House_of_Representatives) are designated MP and not MHR

PinHead
31-03-2012, 10:38 PM
"www.tonyabbott.com.au/
Tony Abbott MHR, Federal Member for Warringah | Leader of the Opposition. Select the search type. Site; Web. Home About Tony Warringah Warringah ..."

Ya better let Tony know, Mark.

Fafnir
01-04-2012, 12:10 PM
Well done Mark for coming onto Ausfish after the disappointment of not getting fisheries and offering to be a potential line of communication. I think it shows and lot of character regardless of which side of politics you're on and I sincerely hope that things work out for the best for you as I suspect what's best for you will be best for us rec anglers as well.

MudRiverDan
01-04-2012, 02:29 PM
We need to go back to a new monarchy of Australia..

Tony Abbot as King and Julia Gillard as Queen.

Fafnir
01-04-2012, 02:40 PM
Tony Abbot as King and Julia Gillard as Queen.

Imagine what their offspring would look like.

TheRealAndy
01-04-2012, 02:52 PM
The title of the role is "Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry" not "Fisheries". Whilst Mark is pretty clued on for one of the three titles, could it be that McVeigh might be better qualified for the job that entails all three titles? And whilst we are at it, what is the biggest income earner for Queensland, Agriculture, Fisheries or Forestry??

Gazza
01-04-2012, 03:05 PM
How $$much$$ do Hospitals make us Andy ??
Why have a "minister at all" for health. ??

Maybe RecFishos contribute a.k.a $$make more$$ FOR the ECONOMY than hospitals.... :huh2:
...AND...$$more$$ than Commercial fishing ;)
Go figure :-*:guitarist::guitarist:

TheRealAndy
01-04-2012, 04:35 PM
How $$much$$ do Hospitals make us Andy ??
Why have a "minister at all" for health. ??

Maybe RecFishos contribute a.k.a $$make more$$ FOR the ECONOMY than hospitals.... :huh2:
...AND...$$more$$ than Commercial fishing ;)
Go figure :-*:guitarist::guitarist:

Not quite sure what you are getting at there Gazza. Are you suggesting hospitals are a waste of money?

As for the Rec V Commercial Sector, I would be interested to know the dollar value. One would have to consider the export market for the commercial fishery, but also the local market in terms of boats and tackle shops etc. I would suggest from my experience that the rec sector is grossly underestimated, but I am yet to see solid evidence of that.

Chas & Clarry
01-04-2012, 04:46 PM
How $$much$$ do Hospitals make us Andy ??
Why have a "minister at all" for health. ??


Ummm saving lives, rehabilitating the injured, contributing billions to the economy in life years and prodcutive years saved.......

PinHead
01-04-2012, 05:16 PM
Dunno. Terry was in my class at primary school. Yup - he did not seemed destined to be anything other than the welder that he became for a while but I recall that even in primary school, he was heavily influenced by family affiliations with the Labor Party.


That he held me back from escaping a thumping by someone in about grade 8 at lunch time tells me that he was probably always well qualified to be what an ABC announcer once described him to me as being - ie a (politcal) headkicker.


Terry was good for the electorate though - very hard working for the electorate - and very good for community activities like girls' netball where I know that he was very active. That is where a lot of politicians fail but where the likes of Rudd and Mackenroth and Bob Katter and Iron Bar Tuckey survive and thrive. Viz the harder they work, the luckier they get when the electoral tide goes out.


As you will recall, Greg, this electorate was well served with Labor stars including Clem who drove a very active organically grown, community progress theme producing gems like what we now know as the Clem Jones Centre encompassing many sports facilities within the one block of land.


I reckon that the new member could do little worse than to explore how the State Government might help in updating those facilities. I am not sure that they have improved much over the years since Clem, apart from the pokie funded expansions of the football club.


Of course, another way that both Mark, and the new man in my electorate, could make a valuable name for themselves, is to get themselves on a state government committee to explore liquor licensing laws in this state and remove the restrictions of supermarkets being able to sell me a bottle of plonk whilst I am shopping for groceries. ;)


I have just been watching a bit of Saturday afternoon TV and have seen the TV advertisements for various forms of gambling on mainstream media. If anything was soft porn, those adverts are in relation to how they make online gambling seem like a bit of innocent fun. I cannot understand how governments can allow that soft brainwashing of children to happen on free-to-air TV and yet ban the sale of a bottle of plonk in a supermarket as happens in the other states.



(Footnote for the youngsters under sixty in this forum, until 1963, Queensland primary schools included grade 8.)

good old Clem..I can remember when Jones Road was dirt..Clem got all the local roads surfaced. He introduced the sewerage system..bloody great trenches through our yard.

I thought you lived at the bayside Bruce.

Gazza
01-04-2012, 05:43 PM
Ahhh , the old choko vine & outside dunnies :D ...memories :)
The "sawdust guy" (NO greenies themadays;)) emptied the tin , swapped it with ya craptin ,to the truck and on to the next house !!

ahh, it's a push-button world nowadays :(

GEEZ "poor" MARK...left holding the CAN-doo-doo :P

charleville
01-04-2012, 06:40 PM
I thought you lived at the bayside Bruce.



Nope. If you lived near Terry Mackenroth, you would have seen my Mum's house every day when you walked to Carina primary school.


However, demonstrating little imagination, after moving all over the place in married life, living in arduous places like Hervey Bay ;) for a few years, I ended up building a house only about a mile and a half from my late Mum's home. No imagination at all! 'Tis close enough to everything that I want to be close to though, including the Manly ramp.


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charleville
01-04-2012, 06:53 PM
good old Clem..I can remember when Jones Road was dirt..Clem got all the local roads surfaced. He introduced the sewerage system..bloody great trenches through our yard.



I had forgotten the road surfacing. You are quite right.

Of course, he is probably most kindly remembered for getting Brisbane sewered. I could not believe it when we moved from the fully sewered Charleville to Brisbane to endure those disgusting dunnies in the back yard. :anxious:

He was also remembered as having done away with Brissies' trams for which there was much sentimental attachment. However, I am not so sure that he did not do the right thing by the city there. Sure, trams move a lot of people but they are a damn nuisance in traffic and as much as Melbourne likes them, they are a pain to drive behind in the suburbs with strip shops. Not so bad in places where they are wide grassy traffic islands along which they can run, like at Victoria Parade at East Melbourne/Collingwood or on the long bushy parts of the St Kilda-CBD run but anywhere else, they are a pain. I think that our dedicated busway system is a far smarter solution to rapid mass transport. It is a pity that tunneling technology was not as advanced in Clem's time as it is now.

I am quite amazed that we have been able to build the massive tunnels that we have. As I understand, Brissy is build on some pretty hard rock (Brisbane Tuft????) and that those big machines can move it as fast as they can is pretty impressive. Clem would have approved of the tunnels, I am sure.



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charleville
01-04-2012, 07:04 PM
The "sawdust guy" (NO greenies themadays;)) emptied the tin , swapped it with ya craptin ,to the truck and on to the next house !!




Yup! Those guys at Hunter Bros earned the bottle or two that most people left out for them at Christmas.


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Mark Robinson MP
01-04-2012, 09:37 PM
As the member for Cleveland I am happy to stay connected with AUSFISH members about rec fishing issues

Muddy Toes
01-04-2012, 09:43 PM
When are we going to see a fishing report Mark?

Mike Delisser
01-04-2012, 10:38 PM
I feel a little bit cheated, was anyone else at the Tinnie & Tackle Show 1 day before the election listening to Campbell up on the Fishing Expo Stage standing side by side with MP Mark?

Mark Robinson MP
01-04-2012, 11:19 PM
When are we going to see a fishing report Mark?

I guess once the new Fisheries minister has time to get set. He has much to get his mind around.
mark

Fafnir
01-04-2012, 11:31 PM
So Mark, what are the chances of some of the recommendations, things like 1 line in some greens zones etc, getting through now that you're not in the drivers seat?

justjack
02-04-2012, 09:46 AM
Ill take you crabbing Mark.... the Cando way.... make a good publicity video to show how serious you are ;D good job mate youll do a good job in my local area :thumbup:

hungry6
02-04-2012, 06:05 PM
I have to say, Im disappointed that Mark didnt get the fishery portfolio, and yes somehow I feel abit cheated too. He is still the member for Cleveland and is a fair younger than alot of us. Maybe a term or 2 looking on will be good for him, and I wish him the best in the future.
I dont care which side of politics you come from, it takes alot of sincerity and shows the character of the man to come on here and engage us on a level that has never been done before by anyone in politics.
I hope to that he hangs around and read more of what is written on these type of forum and get an appreciation of what is cooking inside a rec.fisho head

TREVELLY
02-04-2012, 07:00 PM
So it seems Fisheries is not so important as Agriculture, but still I do hope the new Fisheries minister is wise enough to surround himself with people who are informed and useful and to that end you are there with valuable input Mark.

I do agree with others sentiment that fishing has progressed way beyond just a primary producing role and should be seen more in the valuable tourism sector it belongs.

Aside from the politics it would be good Mark if you hang about and enjoy the forum and even put on a fishing report or two from fun times out with the family.

Hopefully your visits will now, not so much be welcomed with a flaming torch.

popgun19
10-04-2012, 07:17 PM
Hi Mark,

Sorry to hear you were not given the gig.

Can you advise when we will be able to start fishing in the green Zones and can you also find out if we are going to be able to crab and cast net in the green zones as well.

Cheers,

Brian

PinHead
11-04-2012, 03:44 AM
Yup! Those guys at Hunter Bros earned the bottle or two that most people left out for them at Christmas.


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some classic stories about them..one early morning..the night cart bloke jumped the fence through our yard to the neighbours place..he got the can out..up onto the shoulder as always..started running across the yard..then all hell broke loose..the neighbour had just had a new Hills hoist installed..the can hit the hoist..the contents all over him..some rather colourful language emanated from his mouth.

Another time..the cart come down the hill outside our place..does his usual left turn atthe corner..oops..someone did not close the right hand doors..cans slid out onto the road and contents went everywhere..running down the hill on Buckley Street..took the firies a few hours to hose the road down.

castlemaine
12-04-2012, 06:24 PM
Mark, you sound a bit disappointed, don't be, because your time will come. I've had some dealings with an ex LNP candidate and not too clever is an understatement.
You're still young and full of enthusiasm, I'm sure you will shine. Keep up the good work.

mangomick
16-04-2012, 11:25 AM
G'Day Mark.
You are obviously disappointed in not being selected after all the work you have put in .
I'm still trying to understand how you can be given the job as shadow minister but when the time comes not the ministerial role???
Hopefully McVeigh will see the importance of developing fishing as a way of increasing tourism as part of the four pillar policy rather than seeing fishing as just another industry to rape and pillage for the benefit of a few.
Cheers

Lovey80
16-04-2012, 02:07 PM
I am surprised that Mr Newman didn't make Mark at least the deputy minister but give the whole fisheries portfolio to Mark. That way Mcveigh gets to concentrate on a portfolio that he has some experience (or closer ties to) and Mark with runs on the board as shadow minister AND a degree in Marine Biology uses his expertise there. Seems like a win win for me and the work load is spread amongst the talent.

Horse
18-04-2012, 06:39 PM
It looks like Mark was first reserve and when our new Police Minister was sent of he got a start as Deputy Speaker and Chaiman of Committees.

Its good to see Marks support for CanDo was rewarded eventually:-X

Its even better that we have an ex copper in the Police Ministers role.

You never know we might even end up with a Marine biologist as Fisheries Minister one day::)

ThePinkPanther
19-04-2012, 08:08 AM
Why don't we do something constructive like getting up an online petition to Can Do instead of just moaning about the situation?

Simple to do and might(?) have an impact - worth a try ..............

If nothing else Can Do will know there is a ground swell of protest out there who disagrees with his ministerial postings!

To be brutally honest to Mark, I have lived in the Redlands for twenty seven years and have never heard of him as being a VISIBLE BOATIES SUPORTER! I hang round the ramps, did my time with VMR - eight years - and never knew nor met anyone who knew Mark was a supporter of "us".

If I we a Pollie I would be around the ramps, marinas etc. letting Fishos know who I was, doing regular newsletter drops and spreading the word that I was a real supporter of the recreational fishing industry.

Maybe even a small regular editorial in the local rag, no good sitting in a office and then coming out at election time expecting to be recognized by we Fishoes at the last minute.

Oh yeh, I DID vote for Mark!

ozscott
19-04-2012, 04:19 PM
Come on Mark...now you have more time on your hands we should have seen some good fish pics from the Bay! Bad luck about the ministry.

Happy to have you out in my boat for a day and I will have captive audience;D

Cheers

TimiBoy
28-04-2012, 07:35 PM
Mark went fishing on Friday 27th with Revs_57 and me. We all caught fish in trashy conditions, around the 29's. No question, Mark's done it before. Bastard outfished us both for numbers, though Rhys caught the fish of the day.

Apollo
28-04-2012, 08:16 PM
Mark went fishing on Friday 27th with Revs_57 and me. We all caught fish in trashy conditions, around the 29's. No question, Mark's done it before. Bastard outfished us both for numbers, though Rhys caught the fish of the day.


Sounds like the start of a joke - A Pollie, a reverend and a small business owner went fishing.....................

Maybe Rhys can give Mark tips about being a minister!!!!;D

Steve

NAGG
28-04-2012, 08:25 PM
Sounds like the start of a joke - A Pollie, a reverend and a small business owner went fishing.....................

Maybe Rhys can give Mark tips about being a minister!!!!;D

Steve

That's right ........ wannabe minister ! .......

Mike Delisser
28-04-2012, 11:48 PM
Mark went fishing on Friday 27th with Revs_57 and me. We all caught fish in trashy conditions, around the 29's. No question, Mark's done it before. Bastard outfished us both for numbers, though Rhys caught the fish of the day.

How's he ever gunna get to be a Minister in a LNP Government if he goes fishing on the last campagning day before the Local Gov elections ;).

PinHead
29-04-2012, 05:33 AM
Sounds like the start of a joke - A Pollie, a reverend and a small business owner went fishing.....................

Maybe Rhys can give Mark tips about being a minister!!!!;D

Steve

Mark does have a degree in theology.

TimiBoy
29-04-2012, 07:28 AM
How's he ever gunna get to be a Minister in a LNP Government if he goes fishing on the last campagning day before the Local Gov elections ;).

Yeah I asked him about that, but he was adamant that the Local Elections be seen as non Party aligned. Clearly there was a Conservative Mayoral Candidate in our Electorate (who beat the Green Witch Melva's pants off, thankfully, no more $million Koala signs & Green tape as far as you can see) who had his endorsement, but they are not fellow party members. He didn't campaign. I did though!

Yeah Greg, listening to Rhys and Mark kick off on Theology was... mesmerising! But it's easy to zone out on the water, so I had a great time. Peas in a pod they are. I think Mark actually has a Doctorate in some Theological stuff, and Rhys was picking his brains, given Rhys is in the middle of a Master's. I just have a lowly old Degree in Business, so I felt out of place!

PinHead
29-04-2012, 07:50 AM
I would have been out of the boat and walking on water if that conversation had started.

rando
08-05-2012, 03:26 PM
I would have been out of the boat and walking on water if that conversation had started.

Can you do the water into wine trick as well????
If yes,,, Ive got a deckie spot open!!!!;D

TimiBoy
08-05-2012, 08:10 PM
Can you do the water into wine trick as well????
If yes,,, Ive got a deckie spot open!!!!;D

Nup. Enough wining (whining, for those who don't get it) goes on here. Don't want it on the water as well.

Mark Robinson MP
11-05-2012, 06:10 AM
Thanks Pink Panther. I am a member at Redland Boat Club, Amity Fishing Club and Redland Bay Fishing Club. But am so busy I only get time for main events and tournaments - like the May one coming up. Wasn't well known around Redlands prior to my 2009 election. If you have time I would like to catch up for coffee - my office # is 32862726. Or if you are at the Redland Bay classic we could catch up there. Regards, mark

Mark Robinson MP
11-05-2012, 06:23 AM
Come on Mark...now you have more time on your hands we should have seen some good fish pics from the Bay! Bad luck about the ministry.

Happy to have you out in my boat for a day and I will have captive audience;D

Cheers
Thanks Ozscott. I got out recently and it was great - see Timiboys post. Average conditions. Caught a few keepers but no monster myself to crow about. Rhys caught a good snapper though. It was just great to get out on the water again. Might take you up on your kind offer sometime. Regards, mark

Mark Robinson MP
11-05-2012, 06:33 AM
Mark went fishing on Friday 27th with Revs_57 and me. We all caught fish in trashy conditions, around the 29's. No question, Mark's done it before. Bastard outfished us both for numbers, though Rhys caught the fish of the day.

It was a great day with you guys and the fishing was good.