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Gilt Slide beat maids shout repellent complete Res publica Games

Charlene Tuckett (2018-08-23)


Bikini-clad measure maids throw been a feature of the 551536.vatnikip.web.hosting-test.net Gilded Seashore since the 1960s.

The Gold Coast's iconic metre maids, far-famed for their flow locks and aureate bikinis, rich person accused Res publica Games organisers of booting them off the streets during the rivalry.

The barely clad women feature been a feature of the Aboriginal Australian vacation hotspot since the 1960s, topping up parking meters to help beach-goers deflect fines.

But discommode is brewing in Nirvana and meter maids boss Roberta Aitchison has slammed Games organisers for allegedly preventing her faculty from functional.

"The Commonwealth Games for the meter maids has been a bullying experience," the 63-year-sometime told AFP.

"The meter maids have been around for 53 years and are iconic to the whole of the Gold Coast. We add that little bit of sex appeal, glitz and glamour to the beautiful beaches," added Aitchison.

"(The organisers) have directed the council to get us off the streets. We feel a little bit like homeless people."

Games boss personal digital assistant Simon Peter Beattie denied the claims approximately the metre maids, who were in one case made use of by local anaesthetic government only rich person instantly shifted to a more than dealing function.

But the meter maids induce been banned from asking for donations while sitting for photos with tourists -- income that helped them feed in the parking meters.

Games officials consume besides been seen shooing metre maids out from the beach at Surfers Eden since the Games began on April 4.

The metre maids claim they let been sidelined at the Res publica Games.

"They've made it a suppressed Games," fumed Aitchison, a metre maidservant herself backward in the eighties.

"There's more policemen here than there are athletes and tourists."

The metre maids were likewise stung Games organisers chose non to let in them in the opening night ceremonial occasion.

"We should have been part of it because we're part of the history but we were told we're not welcome," Aitchison aforesaid. "It's a slap in the face."

- 'Monty Python' -

Beattie claimed the metre maids had cherished to commission money for use of their image, prompting organisers to prefer small fry browse lifesavers for the ceremonial rather.

"They have an iconic history, no doubt about it, but we don't have time to waste on that kind of an argument," he said.

"They threatened legal action. Then to turn around and complain (about being left out), that's a bit silly -- it's like Monty Python."

Beattie besides laid-off accusations the time maids were existence singled out, later on they were seen beingness remote from a beach-slope mall.

"I expect all our employees to keep all these venues safe and comply with the laws regarding to workplace, health and safety," he aforesaid.

"We have to keep people safe and I make no apology for that."

Feeding parking machines has suit less exchange to the office of the metre maids, who get instantly open a prevention. For some, they are a keepsake of a foregone get on.

"They are a symbol of the past," aforesaid sociologist Adele Pavlidis from D. W. Griffith University.

"But the Gold Coast has changed a lot and it is important that our streets are not hyper-sexualised in that way," she added.

"It was an important part of our colourful history but today I don't think it needs to be part of our landscape."

But beat housemaid Estefania Marquez, matchless of ternary girls consistent sour the beach at the weekend, defended her ripe to base on balls some in high heels and a two-piece.

"You go to the beach and you see girls topless," aforementioned the 27-year-old.

"We provide a public service, we help people."

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