Media Statement: Abbott Serves Up Stale Leftovers


MEDIA STATEMENT
Andrew Leigh MP
Labor Spokesperson on Coalition Costings
Member for Fraser


2 March 2013


Abbott Serves Up Stale Leftovers


Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has re-announced one of his old ideas for the fifth time, Labor Spokesperson for Coalition Costings Dr Andrew Leigh said today.

“The Coalition today promised $50 million to fund closed circuit television cameras in Sydney”, said Dr Leigh.

“This is the same policy previously announced by the Coalition on 24 July 2010, 30 August 2011, 8 October 2012 and 14 February 2013. John Howard took a similar policy to the 2007 Election.”

“Mr Abbott’s policies are staler than leftovers in a bachelor’s fridge”, said Dr Leigh.

“He knows he has to make $70 billion in cuts – the equivalent of stopping Medicare payments for four years or the pension for two years.

“To disguise this, he’s decided to put his CCTV policy on repeat, and hope no-one notices they’re watching re-runs.

“The people of Western Sydney deserve better than five-times recycled policy stunts, alongside secret plans for Coalition cuts.

“The Coalition owe it to the Australian people to take all their policies to the Parliamentary Budget Office immediately.”












MEDIA STATEMENT


Andrew Leigh MP


Labor Spokesperson on Coalition Costings
Member for Fraser





2 March 2013


Abbott Serves Up Stale Leftovers


Opposition Leader Tony Abbott has re-announced one of his old ideas for the fifth time, Labor Spokesperson for Coalition Costings Dr Andrew Leigh said today.


“The Coalition today promised $50 million to fund closed circuit television cameras in Sydney”, said Dr Leigh.


“This is the same policy previously announced by the Coalition on 24 July 2010, 30 August 2011, 8 October 2012 and 14 February 2013. John Howard took a similar policy to the 2007 Election.”


“Mr Abbott’s policies are staler than leftovers in a bachelor’s fridge”, said Dr Leigh.


“He knows he has to make $70 billion in cuts – the equivalent of stopping Medicare payments for four years or the pension for two years.


“To disguise this, he’s decided to put his CCTV policy on repeat, and hope no-one notices they’re watching re-runs.


“The people of Western Sydney deserve better than five-times recycled policy stunts, alongside secret plans for Coalition cuts.


“The Coalition owe it to the Australian people to take all their policies to the Parliamentary Budget Office immediately.”


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