Opinion: A cheeky invitation to our Premier

WOULDN'T it be cool if our surf-loving, digital savvy Premier took the challenge thrown out to him by the Le-Ba Boardriders.

The president of Le-Ba, Don Munro, invited the Premier for a surf at Lennox Point in his exasperation over the government's inaction over the roll out of shark prevention measures.

It was a cheeky call, but one which could be answered.

The Premier's office got in touch with The Northern Star yesterday and asked us to pass on his contact details to Mr Munro.

We've been a little cheeky about it as well by posting a link to the story on Mr Baird's Twitter account.

Mike Baird loves his technology and is a big presence on social media.

There's even a picture of the Premier in the surf on Twitter.

It would be good if the Premier tested the temperature on the issue of shark prevention measures personally.

Shark summits, scientists, aerial patrols and tagging programs will only get you so far.

Here it is, less than two weeks before Christmas, and the coastal community is yet to get anything concrete in terms of smart drum lines or shark barriers.

We know the Premier is a busy guy, but he has already spent some time in the region and is quoted as saying he respects the opinions of boardriding clubs like Le-Ba.

I don't want to get my hopes up, but a personal surfing/shark intervention by the Premier would certainly cap off a fine campaigning year for The Northern Star.



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