‘Snubbed' Gibson furious
A FURIOUS Gympie MP David Gibson effectively gatecrashed yesterday's big Mary Valley announcements by his rival, Infrastructure Minister Stirling Hinchliffe, at Imbil Memorial Hall.
Government officials had neglected to invite Mr Gibson, despite the normal requirements of protocol and good manners.
“Nice of you to invite me, or fail to do so,” Mr Gibson said on his arrival, later telling Mr Hinchliffe he was “a disgrace.”
“It's a disgraceful act by an arrogant government,” he told reporters later. “If he calls my efforts to stick up for the community ‘political grandstanding,' it shows how out of touch he is.”