PETER BREEN SHOWS TRUE COLOURS

PETER BREEN SHOWS TRUE COLOURS

PETER BREEN SHOWS TRUE COLOURS

16 May 2006

The Labor Party's newest recruit Peter Breen MLC, last week showed his true colours when he let his own Private Member's Bill supporting the reinstatement of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line lapse in the Legislative Council, Member for Lismore, Thomas George said today.

"The reordering of the Private Member's Bill supporting the reinstatement of rail services had the support of the Opposition and minor parties, yet now Peter Breen is a member of the Labor Party he refused to support his own Bill," Mr George said.

"For twelve months Peter Breen has claimed to support the reinstatement of rail services on the Casino to Murwillumbah rail line. He previously attended community forums and rallies fighting to reverse the State Labor Government's shortsighted decision to close local rail services.

"By letting his own Private Members Bill lapse he has shown he no longer supports the community on this important issue.

"I am disappointed in Peter Breen's inaction. It shows he places the Labor Party machine over the needs of the local community."

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

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577