Bennett hits back at claims
MEMBER for Burnett Stephen Bennett has scoffed at suggestions he does not work hard enough for his electorate.
Labor and Palmer United Party candidates Bryan Mustill and Richard Love both made claims they did not know who Mr Bennett was, and claimed constituents had made complaints about the LNP member’s visibility.
There were also claims Mr Bennett had done nothing but “contribute to the highest level of unemployment in Australia” (PUP’s Richard Love, Town & Country, January 15).
The LNP has since hit back, releasing maps of the Burnett full of projects on which the government had delivered in different areas.
His “achievements map” includes $400,000 for road safety at Apple Tree Creek, $120,000 for Childers’ Crescent St carpark and $70,000 for local Men’s Sheds.
LNP released a similar map for Deputy Premier Jack Dempsey in Bundaberg.
“At the end of the day it’s up to the electorate to decide,” Mr Bennett said.
“I’m confident with my commitment and workload and I ask people to reflect on the commitments I’ve made.”
Mr Love claimed he had never heard of Mr Bennett, while Mr Mustill said he was sure the Burnett MP was a “good man” but said he’d heard he “wasn’t visible”.
“I hope (voters) understand that if they vote for me I will be visible, I will be there,” Mr Mustill said.