What will the next Premier do about the dam?
| 16th September, 2009
Since Anna Bligh’s days in the Premier’s seat are numbered, it is time for the contenders for Labor’s top job to make their position clear about the fate of the proposed Traveston Crossing dam, Leader of The Nationals and Federal Member for Wide Bay Warren Truss said today.|
“What would Deputy Premier Paul Lucas, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly John Mickel, Attorney General Cameron Dick, or Treasurer Andrew Fraser do about the dam when one of them deposes Ms Bligh?” Mr Truss asked.
Ms Bligh has done nothing to arrest the declining fortunes of Queensland Labor since she hid behind an early election to cover up the true state of her economic incompetence, after which it was revealed that State debt is approaching $85 billion and there is a $2 billion budget deficit.
“It is clear that the Labor machine is using Anna Bligh to dump all the bad news on Queenslanders before trying to re-invent Labor under a different leader.
“Anna Bligh’s credibility is in tatters. Like the State’s finances she is on borrowed time, having broken too many promises, exercised poor judgement and failed to deliver.”
Anna Bligh’s record includes:
• failing to protect the environment by inflicting the Traveston Crossing dam on Queenslanders;
• abolishing the Queensland fuel subsidy after promising at the election to keep it;
• saying nothing about $15 billion in proposed asset sales during the election campaign;
• failing to fix the health system;
• presiding over the most significant corruption case in the State’s history; and
• endorsing millions of dollars in taxpayer funds that have been paid to Labor lobbyists
“Anna Bligh’s weakened leadership and successive failures will ensure that she is removed by her ambitious and anxious colleagues before the next election,” Mr Truss said.
“Now is the time for Labor’s would be Premiers to declare their position on the unwanted and unnecessary Traveston Crossing dam.”
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