La­bor will in­vest in light rail: Bowen

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - News -

SHADOW Trea­surer Chris Bowen stopped in at a Lath­lain cafe last week to dis­cuss how a La­bor gov­ern­ment would im­pact Swan and the sur­round­ing elec­torates.

Re­cently there have been re­ports that the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment would fea­ture the WA Gov­ern­ment’s MAX light rail pro­ject in its In­fra­struc­ture Aus­tralia’s 15-year plan, due out next year.

Mr Bowen said a La­bor gov­ern­ment would in­vest in public trans­port for WA. His com­ments come af­ter WA La­bor leader Mark McGowan said in Septem­ber that if elected, he would build the multi­bil­lion-dol­lar Metronet rail sys­tem that con­nects Thorn­lie to the Man­durah line.

“Tak­ing a selfie on a train is not fund­ing,” he said, speak­ing of Prime Min­is­ter Mal­colm Turnbull who regularly tweets selfie pic­tures on trains.

“You need to ac­tu­ally put money into it too.”

Mr Bowen also said an elec­tion may be called early next year af­ter the re­dis­tri­bu­tion of elec­torate bound­aries was fi­nalised.

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