Bill not a bit bored by life on the road
COMING out of what he calls his mothball retirement, Bill Walters has voluntarily taken on the responsibility of spreading the word for the Liberal National Party.
Parked at the main entrance to Ag-Grow, his party’s 48-seater coach drew the attention of everyone who came through the gates.
“It’s a retired long-distance coach and now it’s being used as a travelling billboard,” Bill said.
The recent change of government saw Bill and wife Lois on a mission to get the signage updated as quickly as possible.
“About half past two on the Thursday we got a phonecall that Julia Gillard was now Prime Minister and could we get the Rudd off please,” Bill said.
“We had to get the coach to Southport for the name change, which was overnight, and we were back on the road again.”
As the former owner of a coach company in Kingaroy 75-year old Bill is no stranger to driving coaches.
“When Joh Bjelke-Petersen was in power, I did a number of charter coach jobs for him, he was a very nice gentleman, and Flo still lives in Kingaroy, still making scones,” Bill said with a laugh.
A former Nationals supporter and now with the LNP, Bill summed up the current political climate and why he is behind the wheel of the travelling billboard.
“The LNP is looking to get into Federal Parliament and tidy things up,” he said.
“We want to help get the LNP message across - we are doing this for the whole of Australia.”