Vot­ers turn on Turnour af­ter one term

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - NEWS -

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.”

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