Community rallies on Category D
“WE NEED more money from Canberra. And less talking from Jason Costigan,” Labor candidate for Whitsunday Bronwyn Taha told the small crowd protesting outside the Whitsunday MP’s Proserpine office last week.
Mr Costigan retorted by saying his rival was “delusional, mixed up, confused” about the political stoush between the federal and state governments.
“This is Canberra dudding us,” he said.
“She needs to get a map out, find out where (Federal MP) George (Christensen’s) office is and go and have her little circus outside his place.”
But Ms Taha rejected this notion.
“I know that he’s the State MP, I know it doesn’t sit with him, but he’s the voice for our community right now and he needs to do everything he can to get this full funding released,” she said.
On learning that Mr Costigan had written to the Prime Minister about Category D funding for the region that day, Ms Taha said the test would be “whether or not these are just words or if the LNP will actually match the funding of the Palaszczuk Labor Government that our region so desperately needs”.
COMMUNITY PROTEST: Bronwyn Taha leads a protest over Category D funding outside Member for Whitsunday Jason Costigan’s office last week.