Tourism and freight sectors need certainty not secrecy
Written by Sam Meyer on September 16, 2020
Ferguson’s secrecy putting jobs at risk
- Tourism and
freight sectors need certainty not secrecy
- Government failing
to deliver major infrastructure projects
Michael Ferguson’s unacceptable
secrecy surrounding the process
to replace the Spirit of Tasmania ships is putting jobs at risk.
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure,
Shane Broad, said Tasmania’s tourism and freight sectors need certainty not
“When Michael Ferguson announced the
scuttling of TT-Line’s ship replacement plans on July 21, he said a taskforce
would report on alternative options as soon as three months,” Dr Broad said.
“We are now only a month away from
that initial three month deadline on October 21 and today the Minister today
couldn’t even answer questions from Labor including who the taskforce has met
with or when the report will be released publicly.
“It is totally unacceptable for
Michael Ferguson to push this process out for six months and keep this vital
information secret, given the importance of this investment to the Tasmanian
economy and job creation in the tourism and fresh freight sectors.
“This is just another example of the Gutwein government playing Russian roulette with the future of our tourism and freight sectors and demonstrating again its inability to deliver on major infrastructure projects.”
Shane Broad MP
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure
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