Tags: Prime Minister event. Sandstone Point. Malcolm Turnbull. Politics
Rain didn’t dampen the turnout of Bribie Islanders to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s town hall-style meeting held earlier today at the Sandstone Point Hotel to address issues affecting seniors.
Understandably the PM was also there to largely promote the LNP’s candidate Trevor Ruthenberg for the upcoming by-election in the marginal seat of Longman.
For his part, the PM was largely well received by the 250 seniors who attended the meeting.
Turnbull was very much in his element, handling most of the questions from the audience.
Questions included issues surrounding nuclear power stations, treatment of superannuation for high wealth citizens and defence force personnel, aged care support for the elderly and their carers, healthcare support, the Caboolture hospital funding, the NDIS and intimidation of poll booth workers by opponents.
The PM took a number of questions on notice and promised to have specific issues looked at claiming “the buck stops with me”.
Unsurprisingly Mr Turnbull did not hold back on his criticism of his opposite number opposition leader Bill Shorten. He was equally vocal on his criticism of the CFMEU and lobby group Get Up.
The most interesting reference by the PM was in relation to his son-in-law James Brown. Brown a former Army officer, was recently elected president of the NSW division of the Returned and Services League of Australia, a move that will increase his profile and some say could be a step to a political career.