Passengers Labor over tour bus but got no ride
THE Australian Labor Party's 'Bill Bus' rolled into Grafton yesterday as part of its election campaign tour from Cairns to Canberra.
The bus managed to cause some confusion when it stopped in front of the bus stop out the front of Grafton Shoppingworld and regular bus passengers attempted to hail it down and hop aboard.
“People have been trying to stop us and hail us down, so I think we might have to start giving people free rides,” Labor Senator Sam Dastyari quipped as bemused would-be bus riders were turned away.
Mr Dastyari, who has been on the bus since the beginning of the tour last week, is travelling with Labor senate candidates Tara Moriarty and Vivien Thomson and said the tour has been a great opportunity to meet with locals and hear about what they want in their electorates.
“The bus has been going fantastic, the reception it has received has been really good,” he said.
“We've been through Queensland last week, and we're into NSW this week, and hope to make it to Canberra by next Monday.”
Australia will go to the polls on July 2.