Michael Ferguson misleads parliament

Tasmanian Labor
  • Government says it wouldn’t intervene in
    airport dispute
  • Solicitor-General applied to the Tribunal weeks
    ago
  • How can the minister not know
  • As if the incompetence of the Infrastructure Minister isn’t
    bad enough, now Michael Ferguson has misled parliament over the Hobart Airport
    Interchange development.

    When asked by Shadow Infrastructure Minister Shane Broad
    yesterday, Michael Ferguson insisted the government would not interfere in the
    dispute over plans for the site between private landowners and contractors
    Hazell Brothers.

    “And yet today he expects us to believe he only ‘found out
    this morning’ that the Government applied to be a party to the dispute being
    heard by the Planning Appeal Tribunal weeks ago.

    “He failed to update the House yesterday when he had the
    opportunity, hoping to let the matter lie.

    “Either Minister Ferguson has no idea what is happening in
    his portfolio or he has misled Parliament.

    “The critical question now is how much taxpayer money will be wasted on this appeal because Michael Ferguson reneged on commitments given to landowners in the original design? “Blame for delays on this important project lies squarely at Michael Ferguson’s feet.”

    Shane Broad

    Shadow Minister for Infrastructure

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