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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