The Liberals waste tax payer dollars touting their empty infrastructure promises.
MATT KEOGH MP
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR BURT
WASTE WATCH SPOKESPERSON
It’s been revealed hundreds of thousands of thousands of tax payer dollars has been spent advertising the Government’s hypothetical infrastructure plan around the country.
The National blitz, currently covering radio, cinema and full page newspaper advertisements state that “all around the nation the Australian Government is investing in and funding better transport infrastructure to cut travel times, improve safety and support jobs. It’s all part of the Government’s $75 billion 10 year infrastructure plan to support our nation.”
The 2018/19 Federal Budget however does not outline such a plan.
According to Labor’s Infrastructure spokesperson Anthony Albanese following the May Budget, four out of five dollars announced for railways and roads in the Federal Budget won’t be delivered for at least four years.
The Budget documents show that of $19.3 billion worth of new infrastructure projects announced, only 1 per cent of the funding will be spent in 2018-19.
Only about 20 per cent will be invested over the next four years.
In the meantime, actual Federal infrastructure investment will fall off a cliff, from $8 billion in 2017-18 to about $4.5 billion by 2021-22.
Why does our ad-man Prime Minister think it’s appropriate to spend tax payer dollars on promoting their empty promises?
Only a Shorten Labor Government will ensure we’re building a better future for Australia.