Tricky time for Provest
GEOFF Provest is facing his biggest challenge yet.
Justine and Craig (hubby) and the entire Labor Party want his seat of Tweed.
This is proven by the procession of Sydney Labor party “heavies” who’ve turned up for photo opportunities with hubby. So far we’ve had opposition leader Foley three times and shadow ministers for police and local government parading about.
Last week Federal MP Anthony Albanese turned up to do a fundraiser and sales pitch with Hayley Paddon of Cudgen, to tell us locals “what’s what” about our new hospital. What the hell would Albanese know about it, except what the Elliots tell him? The punters of the Tweed can expect a multitude of former and current ALP heavies regularly from all over the country, including Kevin Rudd to tell us what we should do about our new hospital. Last Friday I went along to Hayley Paddon’s protest in front of Geoff Provest’s office. As 150 people picketed outside, Geoff stayed inside.
Protesters demanded, “Geoff Come Out! Geoff Come Out! Listen to us!” The show was so well scripted all the Australian Film Awards crew should have been there.
Protest signs abounded: “Concrete is forever”, “No development on Cudgen Plateau”. This hullabaloo is all very well but it’s time to inform the public just where the Relocate group wants the new hospital and who is funding your mission.
Geoff, when the enemy is at the door you can’t go MIA, you have to fight or resign. Claiming in the media “no one made an appointment” just does not cut it.
— Terry Sharples,
PROTESTING: James and Hayley Paddon lead the Relocate Team’s protest outside Tweed MP Geoff Provest’s office last Friday.