Suspended from parliament
The Member for Gosford Ms Liesl Tesch has been kicked out of the State Parliament for disruptive behaviour.
She was suspended for 24 hours after pressing the Premier on why the Central Coast missed out on much-needed bushfire relief funding.
She said she was demanding answers to "the bushfire grant rorting saga" during the first Question Time of the year.
Ms Tesch said she was simply doing her job as the local Member by calling out the inequity.
"The Central Coast region did not receive a cent from the Government, despite suffering $163 million of economic damage in the wake of the Black Summer bushfires.
"This Government should be ashamed for failing to put politics aside when making decisions about helping NSW recover from the bushfire disaster.
"We received nothing just because we're in the wrong postcode." Ms Tesch said.
Media release, 9 Feb 2021
Liesl Tesch, Member for Gosford