Michael Ferguson has made it abundantly clear today that he will take
the same failed approach to fixing traffic congestion as he took to addressing
his health crisis.
Shadow Infrastructure Minister David O’Byrne said as Tasmanians face
unprecedented and worsening traffic on the state’s roads, the failed former
Health Minister had today shown his colours by saying he would “consider” new
“Having meetings and ‘considering’ things is in keeping with Michael
Ferguson’s atrocious track record as Health Minister and shows he is part of a
government that has nothing new to offer after more than five years,” Mr
“Today he says he will ‘consider’ extending tow truck services on the
“Today he says he will ‘consider’ extending the same service to other
areas, including the Southern Outlet and Brooker Highway.
“Today he confirms the government has done nothing but changed the
number of traffic signals across Hobart since taking over Macquarie and Davey
Streets but – as anybody who drives on these roads knows – the traffic snarls
“Considering is not delivering and Tasmanian motorists are saying:
“Enough of the consideration, enough of the motherhood statements,
enough of the glossy brochures and enough of the empty procrastination that
does not provide results.
“It’s abundantly clear that Michael Ferguson is going to be just as ineffective in building Tasmania as he was in health where his legacy stands as an unmitigated failure.”
David O’Byrne MP
Shadow Minister for Infrastructure