The term 'Integrated Resort Development' (IRD) was hijacked by the International Gaming Industry two decades ago.
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The above figures do not include Edwards' most recent trip (with another staff member from the newly created 'Special Projects Unit' within the Dpt of Tourism) to Las Vegas with Labor Tourism Minister, Kate Jones in June 2018.At best, a tourist information centre in the SRD may offer local tours or theme-park tickets but like the cruise industry, by garnering a huge commission from local businesses for signing up the ASF guests to take tours or to visit other local establishments.One location originally on offer was the State and Council-owned Broadwater Tourist Park.In our opinion it is an unconscionable decision by Minister Jones to open up Southport to 'market-led' approaches to a second casino by private developers and the Gaming Industry right in the heart of local Southport family parks, children's playgrounds and schools when 'coincidentally'.Behind the bright lights and some high quality entertainment components of the Las Vegas casinos there still remains a criminal underbelly as revealed by British journalist, Trevor McDonald, in his recent TV documentary, Las Vegas: "Las Vegas has always cast long shadows.Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk promised height restrictions on The Spit would be capped at a three-storey limit.In the case of ASF China's SRD proposal on The Spit, one look at their consortium partners revealed that the emerging Chinese tourist market would pre-pay their package tours to ASF's casino-resort through a Chinese mainland-based company, 'Youth Travel Agency Limited' and fly on 'China.It is an absolute abandonment of Government Policy-Making responsibilities.After the Beattie era when the then proposed CST was dismissed due to costs; environmental and navigational viability problems; and mass community opposition, sosa evolved virtual casino no deposit bonus no rules into a research-based organisation to dismiss the myths propagated by those attempting to gain public open space for vested interests.The Gold Coast Community has now equip trinket in specific slot exposed the term 'Integrated Resort Development' as misleading and an attempt to conceal the core business of 'gambling'.Consequently, the President has shut down the avenues for Chinese money-launderers, aka 'high-rollers to use the International Gaming Industry and foreign casinos for their activities.
The morally and ethically bereft MGM has now launched a counter-suit against the victims and their families to avoid liability under a dubious 'terrorism' legal loophole in a cynical exercise to string out and potentially sabotage the class-actions of the victims.
The key advisor to the State Government's Tourism Minister, Kate Jones, appears to be David Edwards, Projects Chief Executive - Special Projects Unit in 'Tourism Industry Development'.
"We've always said that there may be a possibility of an integrated casino resort somewhere on the Gold Coast.
Repatriation of Carey Park to a green-space was meant to take place at the completion of the Commonwealth Games.
Carey Park also borders the Queens Park Tennis Club, Southport Bowls Club and an ASF China development site.(ABC News: Josh Bavas)."When you leave the dunes systems intact and leave it as a natural park, nature looks after itself.The Wrong Place - Southport, is Tourism Minister Kate Jones a willing participant in compromising the physical, social and psychological safety of Gold Coast children playing in the Broadwater Parklands or studying in nearby Southport schools?In February 2018, the State Government paid ASF China Consortium a reported.1 million in 'compensation'.The Southport School (TSS) - "Independent Anglican day and boarding school for boys P-12)."We need opportunities for people on the Gold Coast be trained up in a career, like hospitality.".Edwards was not present at the meeting.
Ms Palaszczuk said Cabinet decided to terminate the plan on Monday and create a master planning process for the Spit parklands.
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