Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

RivalMPsat10paces; Somlyay Hits Back at Support for Palmer

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

RivalMPsat10paces; Somlyay Hits Back at Support for Palmer

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Byline: Bill Hoffman

ITaS ON. Retiring Fairfax MP Alex Somlyay has thrown down the gauntlet to Nicklin Independent Peter Wellington, challenging him to publicly list his achievements so people can compare what each has brought to the Sunshine Coast.

Mr Wellington on Tuesday threw his support behind Clive Palmer, who will contest Fairfax at the September federal election against LNP candidate Ted OaBrien.

Mr Wellington claimed that the presence of wall to wall Coalition MPs had delivered little for the region, something Mr Palmer had the capacity to turn around.

Mr Somlyay offered to pay for an advertisement in the Sunshine Coast Daily for Mr Wellington to list his achievements as Member for Nicklin if he was in turn prepared to pay for an ad in which the federal MP could list his. aI know who will have the bigger bill,aa Mr Somlyay said.

aThe only thing he has delivered the region was a Beattie Labor Government.

aI said last week that Clive Palmer proposes to replace one dinosaur (me) with another one. …

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