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Calls for Tweed MP to step down

The NSW Opposition is demanding Tweed MP Geoff Provest be sacked for accepting an illegal donation.
The NSW Opposition is demanding Tweed MP Geoff Provest be sacked for accepting an illegal donation. Contributed

CALLS have been made for Tweed MP Geoff Provest to be sacked from his position as parliamentary secretary for police and emergency services after it was revealed he accepted an illegal political donation.

Leader of the Opposition John Robertson exposed the $2500 donation from property developer Power Property Trust in question time on Thursday.

Political candidates in NSW elections are banned from accepting donations from property developers.

In response, Mr Provest claimed he didn't realise the donations were prohibited.

"Let me say at the outset, I have always been full and frank with my parliamentary affairs, hence the detailed nature of my pecuniary interests," Mr Provest said.

"I did not realise that Power Industries and or James Power may have been prohibited donors. If those donations are not permitted under the legislation, they will be dealt with accordingly."

Mr Robertson said Premier Barry O'Farrell had no choice but to stand down Mr Provest immediately.

Mr O'Farrell said he would get advice from the Election Funding Authority and the Electoral Commissioner.

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