Statements

Statement - Federal Budget 2018 - 23rd March 2018

March 23, 2018

CATHY O’TOOLE MP
MEMBER FOR HERBERT

STATEMENT
Federal Budget

Next week is the final Parliamentary Sitting week before the Federal Budget is announced.

I am calling on the Turnbull Government to match Federal Labor’s commitments of;

$100 Million towards long term water security for Townsville

$200 Million towards developing Hydro Electricity at the Burdekin Falls Dam and

$75 Million towards the Townsville Port Expansion Project

I will be putting pressure on the Turnbull Government to address Townsville’s key issues; Water, Jobs and Energy

Last year the Turnbull Government delivered nothing for the people of Townsville in their budget.

We cannot afford another slap in the face like this again. The Turnbull Government has held North Queenslanders in complete disregard and it’s time for this to end.

Federal Labor has heard the calls from the North and taken action.

Labor’s commitments will create job opportunities, increase investment into Townsville, lower costs of living for families and businesses and kick-start our economy once again.

Friday 23rd March, 2018

WE'LL PUT PEOPLE FIRST