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WHY IS THE LNP IGNORING INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND IPSWICH?

October 16, 2019

Scott Morrison needs to urgently bring forward spending on the Cunningham Highway Upgrade to boost the local economy.

 

The IMF has today joined the call for Mr Morrison to provide fiscal stimulus and invest in infrastructure to support our economy and improve productivity.

 

And around Ipswich the need for a boost to local jobs and the local economy couldn’t be more urgent.

 

The Prime Minister could visit Yamanto this week and put a shovel in the ground to start the highway upgrade.

 

Scott Morrison should end the hubris and work with the Queensland Government to bring forward this project to stimulate jobs and improve productivity.

 

Last Friday, Josh Frydenberg said the Queensland Government was the only state to formally respond to the Government’s request for projects that can be brought forward.

 

Yet almost a week later, the Government has failed to announce a single project in Regional Queensland will be brought forward.

 

Bills are going up while jobs are harder to come by, and Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg are sitting on their hands.

 

The failure to fast-track infrastructure in Regional Queensland is further evidence the Morrison Government does not have a plan to stimulate an economy that is floundering on its watch.

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