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$42 billion National Building and Jobs Plan great news for Hunter Region.



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MEDIA RELEASE

THE HON JOEL FITZGIBBON MP MINISTER FOR DEFENCE MEMBER FOR HUNTER

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13 February 2009

$42 BILLION NATIONAL BUILDING AND JOBS PLAN GREAT NEWS FOR HUNTER REGION

The passage of the Rudd Government’s $42 billion National Building and Jobs Plan is great news for the Hunter Region.

“Liberal and National Party Members in the Parliament sought to run interference on a necessary fiscal shot in the arm of the economy and deny Hunter residents cash bonuses and a huge investment in our local infrastructure,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

“In doing so, they were at odds not just with the Government, but with the overwhelming majority of economists, peak businesses organisations and welfare organisations.”

“The Government has acted quickly and decisively in the face of the most serious economic event since the Great Depression and I look forward to working with the community as we roll out our infrastructure funding,” Mr Fitzgibbon said.

Contact: Christine Boyd 0488 654 527

www.joelfitzgibbon.com