While welcoming any assistance to local surf life saving clubs, Federal Member for Fisher, Peter Slipper has condemned the miserly approach of his LNP opponent Mal Brough given the tiny amounts pledged locally.
Mr Brough announced that a Coalition Government would provide a mere $5000 per year for the next five years to each of the Mooloolaba, Met Caloundra, Alexandra Headland, Kawana Waters and Dicky Beach Surf Life Savings Clubs.
Mr Slipper said he applauded the life saving work of surf clubs on the Sunshine Coast and believed they were worthy of much more assistance, “Sunshine Coast beaches are among the most attractive and visited beaches in the country and the small local grants indicate that even before the election, Mr Brough and the Coalition were taking Fisher for granted.
“I greatly admire the work of the many volunteers on the Coast both locals and from further afield who help keep people safe through their work with Surf Life Savings Clubs”.
The local clubs deserve much more financial assistance than the paltry crumbs Mr Brough and his colleagues have promised.
They should be condemned for taking local people for granted.
Mr Slipper said that if re-elected, he would push the party in government for substantially more assistance for local surf life savings clubs.