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Julie Collins MP Federal Member for Franklin MEDIA RELEASE

10 July, 2008


“The Kingston Bypass has once again been used as a political football by the Federal Opposition,” Federal Member for Franklin Julie Collins said today.

“If the Federal Liberals were serious about this project, they would have built it during their 12 long years in office.

“The people of the Kingston and Channel regions are sick and tired of the bickering about funding the Kingston Bypass. They just want it built!

“I have been on the record many times, and once again I will say that I have been and will continue to work very hard with the State Government to ensure the Bypass is built as quickly as possible.”

“The Tasmanian Government has previously outlined the timelines for this project and it remains on track.”

“The Rudd Government will invest $426 million in Tasmanian infrastructure between 2009-10 and 2013-14 - a massive 30% increase on what the Liberals invested in the last five years.

“Today’s petty point-scoring is an empty promise, because construction will be well underway before we ever see a Nelson - or Turnbull, or Hockey, or Abbott - Liberal Government.”

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