BASIC SERVICES IN RICHMOND LOCAL AREA COMMAND SUFFER WHILE LABOR BLOWS $450,000 ON PAY OUT

Area Command Suffers

BASIC SERVICES IN RICHMOND LOCAL AREA COMMAND SUFFER WHILE LABOR BLOWS $450,000 ON PAY OUT

11 April 2002

The Carr Labor Government's $450,000 pay out to Police Commissioner Peter Ryan was a gross waste of money that could have been used to fix basic services in areas such as the Lismore Electorate, National Party MP Thomas George said today.

Mr George said the Carr Government's arrogance was again on display in using taxpayer's money to rid itself of a highly paid public servant whose contract was due to run until next year, could have funded 10 additional probationary constables on the streets of the Lismore Electorate.

"After seven years in power the Premier and his Police Minister, Michael Costa, have lost touch with our community and I again call on Minister Costa to address the shortage of Police in the Richmond Local Area Command," Mr George concluded.

Lismore Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403
Email: lismore@parliament.nsw.gov.au

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Telephone: 02 6672 7577