ANDREW GILES MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR CITIES AND URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE
SHADOW MINISTER FOR MULTICULTURAL AFFAIRS
SHADOW MINISTER ASSISTING FOR IMMIGRATION AND CITIZENSHIP
MEMBER FOR SCULLIN
Before the last election, the Prime Minister promised Melburnians two city deals - one for the north and west, the other the south-east.
More than 800 days later, nothing has been delivered.
We’ve learned this is worse than just the incompetence and rorting that has characterised the Morrison-Joyce Government’s approach to infrastructure - there’s a broken promise.
In the Infrastructure Magazine, Minister Fletcher writes of his commitment to city deals for South East Queensland and Melbourne’s north and west but omits any reference to south-east Melbourne.
The cat is out of the bag - the Morrison-Joyce Government is walking away from millions of Melburnians.
To be fair to Paul Fletcher, he didn’t personally make the promise he’s breaking.
That was Alan Tudge - the minister for car park rorts. The minister who claims he never saw the list of marginal seats used to select projects in the notorious commuter car park fund.
But he needs to explain himself and front up instead of treating Melburnians with contempt.
Is it true that the south-east city deal has been cancelled? If so, why?
Is this just another example of the Morrison-Joyce Government punishing people for not voting for Liberal candidates at the last election?
Why should Australians believe any infrastructure promise from the Morrison-Joyce Government?
Whether it’s a car park or a city deal, all they really care about is buying votes.