May 26, 2010

Gash’s Princes Highway promise “discontinued” by Phoney Tony

Gash’s Princes Highway promise “discontinued” by Phoney Tony

The Hon Anthony Albanese MP

The Minister for Infrastructure, Transport

Regional Development and Local Government

Leader of the House

Member for Grayndler

May 26 2010

In less than a month the Federal Opposition has abandoned its promise to spend $20 million upgrading the Princes Highway south of Ulladulla, exposing the duplicitous nature of the statements made by Gilmore MP Joanna Gash.

Documents released last week by the Shadow Finance Minister Andrew Robb confirm the $20 million is NOT a commitment the Liberal and National parties will honour if elected later this year – see attachment.

According to Mr Robb, Ms Gash’s promise has “been discontinued.”

Under the leadership of Phoney Tony, Ms Gash is treating South Coast residents like mugs: telling them one thing to their face while doing the complete opposite when she thinks no one is looking.

In a press release issued on 28 April, Ms Gash unambiguously stated in writing:

“…a Coalition government would provide the $20 million requested. What is needed is extraordinary funding, which is what I have asked for and is exactly what the Coalition is prepared to give in government.”

Ms Gash’s “promise” followed a visit to the region by her leader Tony Abbott on 19 March. While in Nowra Mr Abbott told the gathered media:

“…there are a lot of black spots beyond Nowra that really need to be looked at.”

We now know Ms Gash’s “promise” has been discontinued, further proof that even when Liberal and National MPs make carefully prepared and scripted promises they still cannot be trusted.