Labor's one trick pony
Nationals Member for Tweed, Geoff Provest, has reiterated that Labor’s commitment to fund The Tweed Hospital redevelopment is nothing but an empty promise.
There is one burning question that still remains unanswered from today’s Meet the Candidates forum – where is the money coming from?
Labor’s ‘Budget Papers Stunt’ shows they have no clear understanding as to how the budget process actually works,” Mr Provest said.
“The Baird Government has committed $48 million to fund the redevelopment of Tweed Hospital if re-elected. The project will appear in the 2015-16 Budget Papers if the Baird Government is re-elected.
“Labor continues to try and pull the wool over Tweed voters’ eyes with lies that our $48 million commitment to The Tweed Hospital is tied to the lease of electricity assets – they know that is a blatant lie.
“Labor’s plan to continue to overtax our small businesses to pay for their promises is nothing short of a slap in the face to these hard working people who are the backbone of our economy.
“But that’s nothing new – we only have to look across the border to what’s happening in Queensland – they ran a scare campaign built entirely on lies saying they won’t sell assets and not even a month later, they’re selling assets.
“Labor is red no matter where you go – the colours don’t change once you cross the border. They’ve proven yet again that they will say whatever it takes to get back into power, and then do the complete opposite after.
“It’s very disappointing that Labor is playing these same games without wanting real outcomes for the people of the Tweed.
“Unlike Labor, we actually deliver on our promises to upgrade regional hospitals.
“Since 2011 The Nationals have invested more than $2 billion upgrading and building new hospitals across regional NSW.”