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Doblo says protestors should 'get a job' after vandalism

AT IT AGAIN: Armed with spraypain, activist Graeme Dunstan has again spray painted Dominic Doblo's controvercial 'We'll Keep the Boats Out' sign. Graeme yesterday said of his action: 'This is a tilt towards the un-developer of Great Keppel Island, Tower Holdings. A spin off from my boat person cruise of Kepple Bay last week.'Photo Contributed
AT IT AGAIN: Armed with spraypain, activist Graeme Dunstan has again spray painted Dominic Doblo's controvercial "We'll Keep the Boats Out" sign. Graeme yesterday said of his action: "This is a tilt towards the un-developer of Great Keppel Island, Tower Holdings. A spin off from my boat person cruise of Kepple Bay last week."Photo Contributed Contributed

DOMINIC Doblo says the region's peace and pro-refugee activists should "get off benefits" and "get a real job".

For the second time in as many weeks, long-term peace activist Graeme Dunstan spray painted Mr Doblo's controversial "We'll Stop the Boats" sign, located on the corner of Fitzroy and Albert streets, Rockhampton.

The sign is displayed alongside election campaign posters for LNP Capricornia MP Michelle Landry.

Mr Doblo's sign was initially spray painted over with 'This sign is sick', and last night was graffitied to read 'We'll stop the Goats".

The message was believed to be directed towards Great Keppel Island developers Tower Holdings.

The company met with stakeholders in December to develop a solution to the issue of wild goats on the island.

Mr Dunstan dubbed his move this afternoon a "spin off" from a "boat person cruise" he took off Great Keppel Island last week.

But Mr Doblo is far from impressed, and is determined to return the sign to its former glory before the weekend election.

"I want them to get off the government benefits and get a real job," he said this morning.

"People think exactly what I said, stop annoying annoying everyone and get a real job.

"I will get it re-done ready for Saturday."

Mr Doblo said he still had no intention of pressing charges, and was supportive of a Boutique Gaming License for Tower Holdings.

"The police have got enough to do without worrying about idiots like that," he said.

 "If they don't do anything in 12 months then they gotta go, not the goats.

"Let someone else have a go. But give them a chance."

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