The Gold Coast Bulletin
MP’s tram bias ‘joke and sham’
A GOLD Coast MP’s campaign against the Palm Beach light rail route has been labelled a “sham and a joke” by Transport Minister Mark Bailey.
In his latest clash with Burleigh MP Michael Hart (pictured) on the controversial project, Mr Bailey told Parliament: “Michael Hart says public transport will be obsolete within 10 years. He’s also said there will be no heavy rail connection to the airport. “A massive airport, a massive workforce.
“Yet (LNP Leader David Crisafulli) says nothing. He won’t bring the LNP to heel because Michael Hart dictates transport policy on the Gold Coast and it is a dog’s breakfast.
“It is a sham and a joke.” Outside Parliament Mr Hart told the Bulletin: “Mark Bailey should stop trying to score cheap political points and do his job.
“I wrote to him five weeks ago asking him to personally attend an information forum for my constituents. He hasn’t replied.”