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Over $1million dollars for Pontville centre flights



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SENATOR THE HON. ERIC ABETZ Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Shadow Minister for Employment & Workplace Relations Liberal Senator for Tasmania

3rd April 2012

Over $1million Dollars for Pontville Centre Flights

“Taxpayers have funded over $1million worth of charter flights for the Pontville Detention Centre new figures reveal,” Senator Abetz said today.

“And this figure only takes us up to the 13th of February 2012.”

“If ever we needed another example of wasteful expenditure this is it,” Senator Abetz said.

“Over $1million worth of charter flights with more to be revealed no doubt as the Centre closed two weeks later.”

“At a time when Green/ALP Alliance Governments claim they don’t have enough money for State hospitals and schools and are borrowing $100million every day, they spend over $1million on charter flights just for the Pontville detainees,” Senator Abetz said.

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