Federal Member for Fairfax

Media release

Federal leader of the Palmer United Party and Member for Fairfax Clive Palmer says local newspaper the Sunshine Coast Daily would continue to go backwards unless it stopped its obsession with negative news.

“The Sunshine Coast Daily has a wonderful opportunity to be a significant player in quality regional news but is ruining its reputation through cynical and biased reporting with journalist Kathy Sundstrom leading the charge,’’ Mr Palmer said.

Mr Palmer said Ms Sundstrom was doing readers a disservice and taking the region backwards through her negative approach to news, such as the reporting on Palmer Coolum Resort

“It appears the agenda is to find the negative in everything,’’ Mr Palmer said.

“The Sunshine Coast is filled with inspirational stories of people achieving great things for the region and yet all we hear from the likes of Kathy Sundstrom is doom and gloom.

“As a Coolum resident living near the resort it appears there is a large degree of self interest in her reporting.

“So many people are trying to make the place work, it would be refreshing to see the local newspaper get on board and pull in the same direction,’’ he said.

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