Debt stymies Liberal MP’s trailer loan

The Liberals might be locked in an all-out battle to win the federal seat of Perth but that didn’t stop Morley state MP Ian Britza from refusing Darryl Moore’s request to use his advertising trailer.

Mr Britza says at the time of the request—shortly after the state election—he still owed $2500 on it and he wanted to rent it out and pay it off before letting Mr Moore use it.

“I know some people thought it was a bit strange, but I’m from the old school—you can’t give away what you owe money on,” he told the Voice.

“Commercially, the trailer’s worth $850 a day. I bought it with my own money and wanted to clear the debt before loaning it to Darryl.”

Mr Britza handed the trailer over to Mr Moore a week or so ago, just weeks out from the September 7 poll.

He denied he’d initially asked Mr Moore’s campaign to pay a fee to use the $4500 trailer.

Mr Moore was diplomatic: “I thank Ian Britza for generously donating his trailer in support of the Liberal party’s efforts to win the federal seat of Perth.” • Chatfield page 6

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