Palmer’s furious at Coolum graffiti
VANDALS have spray-painted a bizarre mix of messages on the main sign at the front of Palmer Coolum Resort.
The controversial owner of the resort, mining billionaire and prime ministerial hopeful Clive Palmer, reportedly was "ropeable" over the crime.
The messages included "Say no to Clive", "From Julia came no progress. Lest we forget" and "What's man without his wealth".
Resort staff covered the messages with a tarpaulin before painting over them yesterday.
Bill Schoch, the resort's general manager, said the attack followed the theft of golf buggies by five intruders on Monday. "They got possession of five buggies and did wheelies and cut up a lot of the rough and fairways," he said.
"We don't know why these things are happening at this time. We don't know if it's just kids being silly or something else."
Mr Palmer, the head of the Palmer United Party, is campaigning in the Fairfax electorate, while Mr Schoch is the party's candidate for Fisher.
Residents around the resort criticised the graffiti.
"He's an unusual character, but graffitiing his sign only spoils it for other people and those staying at the resort," one said.
"There are other ways to make a statement.
"It doesn't hurt him. It only hurts the people who come to his resort. People who come to Coolum and have seen that sprayed sign get a bad impression."
It's unknown if the resort's security cameras captured the crimes.
Was the vandalism politically motivated?
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Yes, this was a targeted political attack
Yes, but only because even vandals are sick of politicians these days
No, vandals will be vandals
No, but it could be a commercially motivated attack
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