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Thursday, 3 December 2015
Page: 14682


Mr BROAD (Mallee) (13:57): One of the great things about the Mallee is not only the food that is grown here but the tourism. So it was with a lot of pride that last night the Heartbeat of the Murray Experience was opened in Swan Hill. This is a laser show. It is a $3.5 million laser show, with $1.8 million funded by the National Party, announced by Warren Truss.

Opposition members interjecting

Mr BROAD: It was not done by you at all. You like to take the credit for things you did not do. The Heartbeat of the Murray is a great project because it tells the story of the Murray River from the Aboriginal heritage on the Murray River are all the way through to the pioneers. It also tells a story about the people who have gone out there and been pioneers. Those are the people who the National Party represent. So I encourage people to come to the Heartbeat of the Murray to see the laser show and then to go on to Red Cliffs, Robinvale and Mildura and see all the fantastic towns we have.

The Labor Party like to take credit for things, and I noticed that the state Labor Party turned up to try to announce the opening of the show. It needs to be made very clear in this chamber that this was federally funded by the National Party and the Liberal Party. This was state funded by the National Party and the Liberal Party. This is the National Party and the Liberal Party delivering for regional Australia so that it is not only a great place to grow good food but a great place to enjoy some tourism. Come to Swan Hill, have a look at the show and take your kids along. It will be a great night out.