Par­lia­men­tary hypocrisy

Augusta Margaret River Times - - News - Gor­don Payne South Fre­man­tle

It is a bit rich for Par­lia­men­tar­i­ans Libby Met­tam and Terry Red­man to be com­plain­ing con­tin­u­ally about cuts in Gov­ern­ment ser­vices.

They were part of a gov­ern­ment that trashed the State econ­omy, rack­ing up a $40 bil­lion debt and los­ing our AAA rat­ing.

We will be pay­ing more than $1 bil­lion each year in in­ter­est charges on this debt — money down the drain.

An ex­am­ple of their un­wise spend­ing was the “re­pair” of the Muja AB power sta­tion.

Pre­sum­ably part of their Gov­ern­ment’s ide­o­log­i­cal fix­a­tion with coal, $300 mil­lion was spent on this project.

It was a fail­ure and the power plant closes this month.

The State Gov­ern­ment is now strug­gling to re­cover our fi­nances and ev­ery project in­volv­ing Gov­ern­ment ex­pen­di­ture needs to have the ruler run over it.

Ms Met­tam and Mr Red­man would be more use­ful if they helped with this process.

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