NATS MP UNREPENTANT OVER DEMANDS FOR MORE MURWILLUMBAH POLICE

Nats MP unrepentant over demands for more Murwillumbah Police

11 March 2008

Lismore Nationals MP, Thomas George has told The Weekly he won’t back down on his campaign for more police in Murwillumbah, with the eventual goal being a 24 hour police presence.

The Weekly reported last week that the town’s top cop, Inspector Ross Wilkinson had told a Murwillumbah Business Chamber Breakfast that a 24-hour station was not on the cards.

“Inspector Wilkinson is entitled to his opinion and it is good to see him at the Chamber Breakfasts,” Mr George said.

“However, I make no apology for my campaign for more police in Murwillumbah. It is exactly what the residents and businesspeople I listen say they want and I believe it is my job to lobby on their behalf.”

“There is no doubt we have a crime problem in Murwillumbah and much of that comes to the fact there aren’t enough cops in town, especially after hours.”

Mr George said he had secured a Coalition commitment for 24 hour policing in Murwillumbah before last year’s State election.

“I am going to continue fighting for this until Sydney Labor sees sense or is thrown out of office,” 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

Murwillumbah Contact Details:

Telephone: 02 6672 7577