Shadow Treasurer, Curtis Pitt, says Premier Newman’s hypocrisy is on show today with his celebration of a massive capital works project delivered by Labor through the budget strategy the LNP spent all day Friday attacking.
“Mr Newman cannot have it both ways. He cannot attack Labor’s strategy one day but less than 24 hours later celebrate its results,” Mr Pitt said.
“The LNP government used the audit by their political mate Peter Costello to attack the previous government’s strategy of continuing to build vital infrastructure while saving and creating jobs.
“But today the Premier is spruiking the benefits of the new $444 million Northern Busway in Brisbane which was one of the major projects funded through that very same strategy.
“His hypocrisy knows no bounds. The truth is that the busway would not have been built by the LNP government.
“In fact we are yet to see any major capital works project by the Newman Government except for the new Executive Building it wants to build for the Premier and his Ministers,” Mr Pitt said.