Tweed Nationals MP Geoff Provest has confirmed he will vote against NSW Labor’s Motor Sports (World Rally Championship) Bill 2009, after the Rees Government finally unveiled details of the legislation.

“It is not about supporting or opposing the World Rally, it is about backing local democracy, which has only just been restored to the Tweed after several years of chaos under the Labor administrators,” Mr Provest said.

“In fact, I will continue to work with the organisers to secure win-win outcomes like moving the pit stop from Kingscliff beachfront to the Cudgen Leagues Club.

“If anything, the Bill is worse than expected as it does not include a ‘sunset clause’ review after the first year, as initially mooted.”

Mr Provest said he expected at least some of his Nationals colleagues would also vote against the Bill, but that was ‘a matter for them’.

“One of the reasons I joined the Nationals is that we are free to vote in Parliament according to the best interests of our constituents, whereas Labor MPs who fail to toe the line face expulsion from the ALP,” Mr Provest said.

Mr Provest denied he was crossing the floor, saying that trying to stop bad Labor Government laws was a key part of his job as an Opposition MP.

“Labor’s Motor Sports Bill doesn’t even come close to complying with my 100 per cent for Tweed policy agenda,” he said.