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Gallus rejects Labor's offer to tackle noise insulation at Adelaide Airport.

Gallus Rejects Labor's Offer To Tackle Noise Insulation At Adelaide Airport


Martin Ferguson - Shadow Minister for Transport


Media Statement - 16 March 2000


Shadow Transport Minister, Martin Ferguson, and the ALP Candidate for Hindmarsh, Steve Georganas, have expressed great disappointment that the Member for Hindmarsh, Chris Gallus, today rejected Labor's calls for a bi-partisan approach to aircraft noise at Adelaide Airport.


While welcoming the passage of legislation establishing a curfew between 11pm and 6am at Adelaide Airport, Mr Ferguson called on Ms Gallus to form a "unity ticket" to get insulation for noise-affected Hindmarsh residents.


"The Member for Hindmarsh is playing politics by not accepting Labor's offer to address the issue of insulation for homes near the Airport," Mr Ferguson and Mr Georganas said.


"Labor has repeatedly called on the Government to provide for the same level of noise insulation as provided to residents around Sydney Airport.


"Despite the objections, Labor will continue its push to do more to protect Hindmarsh residents from excessive aircraft noise.


"Trish Gallus has voted against Labor's plans to provide for noise insulation. We are asking her to reconsider her position and fix that mistake."


Authorised by Gary Gray, 19 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600.