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Thursday, 21 November 2013
Page: 1046

Geilston Bay Sportsground


Ms COLLINS (Franklin) (14:22): My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister. I refer to the more than $109,000 in funding granted by the former government to the Clarence City Council for the redevelopment of the Geilston Bay school oval as a multipurpose sportsground. Why is the government ignoring the needs of the people of Clarence in my electorate and forcing them to face the Abbott axe?


Mr TRUSS (Wide BayDeputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development) (14:23): I answered this question last week and I am happy to answer it again. During the election campaign the coalition made a number of very important promises to help regional communities and urban communities deliver services and facilities to benefit their people. The Labor Party also made a list of promises, which they said that they would implement if they were elected to government. But what they do not seem to realise as government change deniers is that the election was won by the coalition. We will honour our election promises, which will deliver substantial benefits to local communities.

Mr Burke: Madam Speaker, on a point of order: the question specifically referred to a grant that had been made, not to an election promise.

The SPEAKER: The Deputy Prime Minister has completed his answer.