Tricky time for Provest

Tweed Daily News - - NEWS | OPINION -

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,

Tweed Heads


PROTEST­ING: James and Hay­ley Pad­don lead the Re­lo­cate Team’s protest out­side Tweed MP Ge­off Provest’s of­fice last Fri­day.

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