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Notice given 29 November 2000

777  Senator Tierney: To move—That the Senate—

(a) notes that the Member for Paterson (Mr Horne) and the Member for Hunter (Mr Fitzgibbon) have both criticised the Federal Government’s new Roads to Recovery program, despite the fact that their electorates will receive more than $20 million in total assistance;

(b) condemns Australian Labor Party criticism of the $1.6 billion Federal Government boost for roads across Australia, when it was the Keating Government that scrapped the ‘Black Spot’ program, which improved the safety of roads, and it was during the 13 years of Labor Government that country roads were forgotten; and

(c) welcomes the commitment to the Hunter Valley from the Federal Government, with 5 electorates receiving more than $44 million in funding under the Roads to Recovery program.