Flynn MP fires up for Anzac Day
THE Federal Member for Flynn, Ken O'Dowd, says Australians don't need consultants to tell them how important Anzac Day is to this nation.
Mr O'Dowd said the Gillard Government had wasted close to half-a-million dollars to find out what the centenary of ANZAC means to Australians.
He said it is just more evidence of a government that was completely out of touch with everyday people.
"Perhaps they should walk down any street in Australia and ask people what is the significance of the 25th of April and the centenary to be marked in 2015," Mr O'Dowd said.
"We have seen a resurgence of interest in every city, town and village when our remaining servicemen and women and descendants proudly march and lay wreaths in memory of those who did not return.
"A visit to Gallipoli where the ANZAC legend was born is now a must for many overseas travellers.
"Yet here is a government that has no clue and would rather spend money on consultants than ensuring local communities are able to commemorate the Centenary of ANZAC in three years time."
When contacted by The Morning Bulletin for a comment on Mr O'Dowd's claims, Member for Capricornia Kirsten Livermore said: "This is a new low for the Liberal and National parties, they are attempting to politicise ANZAC Day.
"They do not know what they are talking about."