8 November 2018
Alliance to Save Hinchinbrook Inc.
ASH supports Cardwell in rejecting the Black Shoe Brigade.
WHITE SHOES 1990s BLACK SHOES 2018
The Palaszczuk government has invited the Black Shoe Brigade – Big Tourism - to take over business that belongs to the local village of Cardwell (invitation to EOI October 2018).
Cardwell has already suffered from take-overs by the White Shoe Brigade (1990s) and the inevitable parasites who hang off their coats.
It’s all about Cardwell’s relationship with:
Breaking a pre-election promise, the Palaszczuk government innovated the Nature Conservation Act to allow Big Tourism on Hinchinbrook Island (as boasted by Innovation Minister Kate Jones on ABC TV).
Big Tourism disrespects village communities and their sustainable lifestyle and economy. Big Tourism would rob Cardwell, Lucinda and Dungeness of their economic and social connections with one of the world’s greatest treasures, and their greatest treasure, Hinchinbrook Island.
Hinchinbrook Island’s wilderness value benefits Cardwell by generating tourism business for locals – but only while it remains a non-residential and low-visitation destination.
CONTACT: Margaret Moorhouse (Mob) 0427 724 052 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
White shoes – Hinchinbrook Campaign postcard 1990s - ASH files
Black shoes –"Former rivals Geoff Dixon and Brett Godfrey partner in walking tourism venture" Australian Financial Review Magazine 24 Nov 2016