Asset sales punishment behind Morrison Government funding freeze

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The real reason Queensland isn’t getting its fair share from the federal coalition is because the Palaszczuk Government put a stop to the LNP’s asset sales, it has been revealed.

Speaking at a business breakfast on the Gold Coast this week, Morrison Government MP Karen Andrews finally admitted that the LNP’s obsession with asset sales was their motivation for giving Queensland a dud deal.

“All we want is our fair share,” Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said.

“Queenslanders have voted twice on asset sales – that’s why the Palaszczuk Government put an end to the LNP’s asset sales plan in 2015.

“We know asset sales are in the LNP’s DNA but it’s time for Deb Frecklington and the Queensland LNP to say enough is enough.

“Queensland should be getting it’s fair share from Canberra – not punished by the LNP because we listened to Queenslanders and put an end to the Newman Government’s asset sales.”

Karen Andrews at Business Breakfast:

You look at roads in New South Wales. It was an entirely different funding commitment in New South Wales. A lot of that was because New South Wales sold assets. The Queensland state government did not sell assets and they had access to an entirely different funding block. 


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The Honourable Mark Bailey

 
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