East West Link: Victorian Government ignores motion calling for release of road tunnel contracts

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ABC Victoria: East West Link: Victorian Government ignores motion calling for release of road tunnel contracts. 12 February 2015

The Victorian Government says it will not comply with an Upper House motion compelling it to release the contracts for East West road tunnel.

Late last night, nine of the 10 crossbenchers who hold the balance of power in the Legislative Council voted with the Coalition to compel the Government to release the documents by midday today.

The Government is currently locked in negotiations over compensation with the companies that were contracted to build the project by the previous Napthine government.

Premier Daniel Andrews promised to release the contract immediately after the election, but that has been delayed because of the ongoing negotiations.

Treasurer Tim Pallas said the Government would not jeopardise those talks. More in link.