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Wentworth Defence sites uncertain under Labor.



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MEDIA RELEASE

MALCOLM TURNBULL MP

Federal Member for Wentworth

17 October 2007

WENTWORTH DEFENCE SITES UNCERTAIN UNDER LABOR

Kevin Rudd's plan to re-zone and sell off commonwealth land holdings has plunged into uncertainty the future of defence sites across the electorate of Wentworth.

Wentworth is home to a number of significant defence sites:

Under Kevin Rudd's plan, every 12 months a Labor government would reconsider whether each of these sites should be sold off and re-developed.

Is Mr Rudd seriously going to set up this huge new bureaucratic process where departments like Defence are going to have to justify every piece of land they own, every year?

This uncertainty for Defence and the residents of Kings Cross, Potts Point, Paddington, Darlinghurst, Vaucluse, Rose Bay and Watsons Bay is completely unacceptable.

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