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Labor fails to guarantee delivery of infrastructure election commitments

Labor has confirmed it will not guarantee delivery of $750 million in infrastructure projects it has announced in so-called election commitments.

The cat is out of the bag – Australians cannot depend on Labor’s infrastructure commitments.

As published in Fairfax mastheads The Age and Sydney Morning Herald today, shadow infrastructure minister Catherine King has admitted that spending proposals will be ‘sent to the Department of Infrastructure to review the merits of every project if Labor formed government’.

This means that Labor’s so called commitments to the North Bellarine Aquatic Facility, the Barwon Heads Road stage 2 and the Leopold Memorial Reserve are not guaranteed.

Labor’s commitment to rebuild the Sebastopol Senior Citizens in Ballarat is also under a black cloud.

This is just more evidence that Labor cannot be trusted to deliver.

When the Liberals make commitments we deliver, be in community infrastructure, stage 1 of the Barwon Heads Road upgrade or the Waurn Ponds to South Geelong rail duplication.

Whilst we’re focused on our economic recovery and keeping Australians safe, Anthony Albanese and his frontbench have been jet-setting around the country throwing cash into marginal seats.

Ms King has conceded that Labor’s spending spree may be overturned by the Department of Infrastructure.

This is no commitment at all.

After all of Anthony Albanese’s outrage over Coalition support for community infrastructure, he’s now demonstrating that his words were meaningless and his outrage was nothing but cheap politics.

Labor’s spending is exceeded only by its hypocrisy.

It’s further proof that Labor is addicted to spending and we know that this addiction will only lead to higher taxes for Australians.

Labor simply cannot be trusted to deliver.

15 March 2022

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