Voters turn on Turnour after one term
OUTGOING Leichhardt MP Jim Turnour stood by his one-term record in federal parliament, despite being dumped in last weekend’s federal election.
“It has been an honour representing Leichhardt and the people of Douglas,” Mr Turnour said.
“I would like to thank everyone in the community who made me feel so welcome and I look forward to getting back up to the Douglas region in the not too distant future.”
Mr Turnour said he was proud of what he had achieved to support tourism.
“It is great to see flights returning,” he said.
“The Mossman Gorge Gateway project will be great for the region when construction starts in the near future and if Labor is returned I look forward to the construction of the Daintree Rainforest Observatory.
“Reef Rescue has also supported many local farmers adopt sustainable farming practices.”
However, Mr Turnour could not resist one final swipe at one of his opponent’s more unconventional ideas.
“If Mr Abbott becomes Prime Minister then I’m sure people will be expecting a lot more talk from Mr Entsch about his monorail.”