Labor vow to scrap East West Link ‘reckless’ and ‘destructive’
November 24, 2014
Guardian: Labor vow to scrap East West Link ‘reckless’ and ‘destructive’ Gay Alcorn Monday 24 November 2014
Federal Liberal MP Sarah Henderson presents private members’ motion urging support for $18bn cross-city toll road
Daniel Andrews has reversed his position on the East West Link contract.
Victorian Labor leader Daniel Andrews has reversed his position on the East West Link contract. Photograph: Julian Smith/AAP
Labor leader Daniel Andrews’ decision to scrap Melbourne’s East West Link road project if elected on Saturday was “one of the most politically reckless, economically destructive actions of any political leader we’ve seen,” it was claimed on Monday.
Federal MP Sarah Henderson, the Liberal member for the seat of Corangamite, based around Geelong, presented a private members’ motion in federal parliament urging support for the $18bn, 18km cross-city toll road.
It led to a fiery debate about the merits of the project, one of the central issues in the election campaign. Continue Reading…