‘Circumstances beyond my control’

 ‘Circumstances beyond my control’

Correct front page


Here are the FACTS. The December/Summer edition of DOTS was not the correct copy.
I rang the printers on Friday and sent them an email at the same time. I received a response on Monday (yesterday) which I forwarded to Kim Richards the same day,

That had cleared up the whole mess. Kim replied, thanking me for the email and explanation.

I wrote:

Hi Sean,
The most recent edition of DOTS was the wrong version. Several pages were incorrect. Most importantly the front page. Kevin Jones did a great job in getting it out in time, however, the version he used was not the final copy, but a draft.

I am not necessarily seeking compensation, just acknowledgment that the issue was printed in error, as it has caused some strong embarrassment.

Tim Barker


The  Manager replied


Hi Tim

I hope this helps.


In the case of the last issue, I think we were up to about version 3 or 4 that he had sent me, it was on the day that we needed to print the job that night (I think Friday or over the weekend). I believe he understood that, but I must have been mistaken.

We used the version that looked good and what I understood was the final version. But I was mistaken, the image size etc was correct, but the content was not on a couple of pages.

Here are the images in question:

This was the front page, as printed and printed in error by the printers.

This is the header, still on Ms Richards Facebook page. Just trying to “kick a dead horse” as the saying goes. In my p[imion, I should get an apology for her lies and deceit. Note –  no hash marks from me, I don’t do that sort of thing.

I am putting this on my website, because, unlike Facebook, additional comments can’t be placed or removed, further muddying the timeline waters.

So, it truly was ‘Circumstances beyond my control’

Instead of abiding by her acceptance of my explanation and the printers apology, (included below, which I accepted)

Kim Richards chose to renege on that and published an unauthorised retraction in the FBI. Also included:


There are people on our islands who do not have the best interests of our islands at heart.

They are involved in producing information that is false and misleading and is designed to create confusion and fear.

There have been two major instances of late in relation to the proposed Redlands Satellite Hospital at Weinam Creek, and deliberate misinformation about parking on the mainland perpetrated by the few disenfranchised who support a bridge to the islands.

Both issues have been addressed in this edition of your Friendly Bay Islander by Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, and Division 5 Councillor Mark Edwards in their columns.

A claim in a supposed ‘publication’ declared recently :Election promise upset: no hospital for Weinam Creek PDA”.

It gives air to people who have an agenda who want to cause harm to the Weinam PDA because they want a bridge to come to our islands when all levels of Government have stated IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN!

Kim Richards was angered and disappointed at the attempts to spread deliberate Fake News.

She said the ‘Fake News’ has been spread via an ‘unreliable source with no factual basis’, giving a mouthpiece to those who have an alternate and harmful agenda.

As you will read elsewhere in this edition, the $40 million satellite hospital at Weinam Creek is definitely going ahead.

Member for Redlands, Kim Richards, announced the new Satellite Hospital alongside Minister for Health and Deputy Premier, Steven Miles, prior to the recent State election.

Others have tried to ‘debunk’ the pre-election promise and have now been slapped down by Kim Richards.

The Satellite Hospital location within the Weinam Creek PDA is being negotiated between the State Government and the Redland Investment Corporation, a Redland City Council-owned subsidiary.

And it’s inclusion, along with possibly a major supermarket chain, will make the PDA a focal point along with the impressive walkways and gardens.

The Fake News just doesn’t end there.

Cr Edwards, in his column, has hit out at the false information being perpetrated by a small group who want a bridge to connect to our islands.

The councillor says: “Don’t believe those who argue that to destroy the development at Weinam Creek will get a bridge. They have a selfish agenda.

“And most of these people do not live our our islands. They have investment property that they perceive has not given them the ‘return’ they had thought likely.

“It’s Weinam Creek or nothing. You may read in social media or elsewhere about the number of car parks proposed.

“They will most likely fail to recognise the 500 extra car parks already delivered under the PDA and that multi-level car parks can be designed to add extra levels of parking as the need demands.”

He says: “Those giving voice to false and misleading information should be ashamed of themselves.

“Weinam Creek is an exciting development that will boast excellent amenities and design that will be a wonderful gateway to our islands.”

What a wonderful bit of  ‘Spin’. Firstly, as was accepted by Ms Richards, ut was a printer’s error, not mine. Secondly, the only “DELIBERATE ISLAND ‘FAKE NEWS’ NEEDS TO BE TAKEN DOWN” is on her own page on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Richards4Redlands  whoops! Why is she the only person apart from myself (here, presenting the FACTS) and of course Gerard from the FBI rescinding the apology acceptance?

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