New­man ‘ jump­ing ship’

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

BRIS­BANE Lord Mayor Camp­bell New­man has been ac­cused of jump­ing ship and leav­ing the city to deal with the fi­nan­cial ruin he cre­ated.

La­bor’s lord mayor can­di­date Ray Smith said Mr New­man’s pri­or­ity was clearly his po­lit­i­cal ca­reer, not fix­ing the prob­lems he’d cre­ated for the state cap­i­tal.

‘‘ It’s a be­trayal for Camp­bell New­man to seek out greener pas­tures af­ter he’s left this city’s fi­nances in such a mess,’’ he said.

Mr Smith said the city of Bris­bane had been bur­dened with a $ 2.2 bil­lion debt, a toll tun­nel that has gone broke, an­other $ 1.7 bil­lion toll tun­nel on the way, a botched bike hire scheme and a board­edup City Hall.

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