Mark Geyer has come out swinging against “postcode racism” directed towards areas like Penrith.
MG was mighty miffed at the treatment the west has been copping from former Werriwa Labor MP Mark Latham – he’s just joined the Liberal Democrats – and NSW Labor senator Sam Dastyari – the first Iranian in the Australian Parliament.
A Westie himself, MG pulled no punches in stating where he stood and said people needed to be more tolerant.
“Living 23 years in Mount Druitt, 25 years in Penrith, I know postcode racism exists,” he told Fairfax during the Triple M Grill Team’s all-day broadcast in Sydney’s south-west.
“People judge you not for who you are but for where you’re from.
“It’s something in our psyche that we’ve got to erase, and erase pretty quickly.”