Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (15:07): My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to Budget Paper No. 2, which says the Melbourne Airport rail link should be financed off-budget instead of with traditional grant funding. Is the Prime Minister aware the Grattan Institute has said:
If infrastructure projects are never going to make a commercial return, the government should stop pretending they will.
Isn’t it a fact that, if the government maintains its sham funding proposal, the rail line to the airport will never, ever be built?
Leader of the Australian Labor Party, MP for Grayndler, Rabbitohs Life Member. Authorised by Anthony Albanese, ALP, Canberra.