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Martin Ferguson - Paul Neville Exposed On Telstra Monday, 05 November 2001

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Paul Neville Exposed On Telstra Martin Ferguson - Shadow Minister for Regional Development

Media Statement - 5 November 2001

National Party Member for Hinkler, Paul Neville, is trying to hide from his true position on the privatisation of Telstra, Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Martin Ferguson, said today.

Visiting Bundaberg with Labor Candidate for Hinkler, Cheryl Dorron, Mr Ferguson said that Paul Neville's voting record on Telstra speaks for itself.

"Voters in the electorate of Hinkler have a right to know that Paul Neville has been misleading them.

"Mr Neville runs around claiming that he moved this and that amendment, and that he has never been in favour of selling off our largest national company.

"But Mr Neville's official Parliamentary voting record reveals where he really stands on Telstra. This record shows that on April 8, 1998, Mr Neville voted in support of selling off Telstra in the Telstra (Transition to Full Private Ownership) Bill 1998.

"Mr Neville voted for the full privatisation of Telstra - no amendments, no qualifications, no ifs or buts.

"And he did it again on 26 November 1998 and again on the 24 June 1999.

"Paul Neville has voted for the privatisation three times in three years. And not once has he commented on the standard of services in regional Australia.

"How could you believe that he won't vote for selling off Telstra again?"

Authorised by Geoff Walsh, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.