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Liberal MLC Catherine Cusack will resign from New South Wales Parliament over the distribution of emergency disaster funding on the state’s North Coast.

A spokesman for Ms Cusack on Wednesday night confirmed to 9News.com.au she had announced her intention to resign.

Liberal MP Catherine Cusack has announced her intention to resign. (9News)

An official resignation isn’t expected until after the preselection process to replace her has taken place.

“The idea that being a flood victim in a National Party-held seat makes you more worthy than a flood victim who is in the Richmond electorate … is probably the most unethical approach I have ever seen,” she said.

The three areas receiving extra funding are all in the Nationals-held federal seat of Page, while Ballina, Byron and Tweed are in Richmond, held by Labor’s Justine Elliot.

Ms Elliot on Wednesday night called on other North Coast Liberal and National MPs to follow Ms Cusack’s lead and resign.

“They have all failed us,” she said, on Facebook.

“Locals will not forgive and will not forget that in the midst of this ongoing crisis, Scott Morrison and his candidate Kimberly Hone, along with all local Liberals and Nationals, have deliberately excluded our area from extra disaster payments.”

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg defended last week defended the government, saying expert advice guided the extra funding.

Another threat emerges with a landslide threatening to swallow up this home in Emu Heights, Western Sydney.

A day of devastation: Sydney’s flood chaos in pictures

“We know that in the area of Lismore it’s been a catastrophic event, and the damage that we’ve seen there is greater than what we’ve seen in other parts of the country due to floods,” he told Today.

“So what we did is we sat down with the experts. They gave us the facts on the ground.”

Source: 9News

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