Leahy sick of La­bor’s pains

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WAR­REGO MP Ann Leahy has lashed out at the Palaszczuk govern­ment for “short-chang­ing” fund­ing for the new Roma Hospi­tal.

Ann Leahy said Premier An­nasta­cia Palaszczuk an­nounced $70 mil­lion for the Roma Hospi­tal in Jan­uary 2017.

“The La­bor Govern­ment short-changed the project by $20-29 mil­lion,” Ms Leahy said in par­lia­ment on Oc­to­ber 12.

“Last month the min­is­ter (Cameron Dick) an­nounced that the Depart­ment of Health had also re­viewed the fund­ing for the new hospi­tal to en­sure the cur­rent lev­els of in­vest­ment met fu­ture re­quire­ments.”

Ms Leahy said as a re­sult of the re­view, a sub­mis­sion was made and ac­cepted by the Palaszczuk govern­ment to in­crease the al­lo­ca­tion for the new hospi­tal from

$70 mil­lion to $90.4 mil­lion.

“That’s how the La­bor Govern­ment man­ages fi­nances,” Ms Leahy said.

“By short-chang­ing much-needed ma­jor projects com­menced by the LNP.

“It’s no won­der we are here today deal­ing with un­fore­seen ex­pen­di­ture bills.”

PHOTO: FILE

FUND­ING: War­rego MP Ann Leahy.

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