Daw­son MP’s signs de­faced – again

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS - By Rory Sheav­ils

DAW­SON MP Ge­orge Chris­tensen’s elec­tion cam­paign was at­tacked once again this week.

With a num­ber of signs on Shute Har­bour Rd be­tween Mt Ju­lian and Can­non­vale tar­geted on Satur­day, May 28, the re­place­ment signs were again de­faced over the week­end.

A knife was again used to cut Mr Chris­tensen’s face from a num­ber of the signs, while the re­main­der again had a strip cut from their mid­dle.

In re­sponse to the at­tack, Mr Chris­tensen said he had “plenty of signs”.

“It’s very petty and very point­less,” he said.

“They’ve obviously got a bee in their bon­net, this per­son, but they should take it out at the polling both rather than the signs.”

Mr Chris­tensen said the van­dals must have “a very small mind to go and do some­thing like that”.

“A per­son who can’t ar­tic­u­late their val­ues in a sen­si­ble way so they feel the need to go out and com­mit an act of van­dal­ism,” he said.

“I’ll just keep on cam­paign­ing.”

The MP said he had de­cided not to re­port the first at­tack to po­lice.

“It was only a small amount of money, but I’ll be as­sess­ing how much dam­age has been done this time and whether it’s re­ferred to po­lice,” he said.

“But whether we do or we don’t, it’s still crim­i­nal ac­tiv­ity.”

FACE OFF: Daw­son MP Ge­orge Chris­tensen hit back at the van­dals, say­ing he had “fixed it, but I’m not sure I can sus­tain this po­si­tion for the rest of the cam­paign”.

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