Premier’s hypocrisy over Mona funding

Tasmanian Labor
  • Will Hodman’s hypocrisy over Mona laid bare
  • Premier sat silent while Mona used as a political football
  • Premier betrayed Mona for political advantage
  • The shameful hypocrisy of Will Hodgman has again been laid bare with revelations he personally encouraged Mona to lobby both major parties for Federal funding for its hotel development.

    Federal Labor committed funding to secure public amenities as part of the development, including a theatre and convention space.

    Will Hodgman sat silent as his Federal Liberal colleagues recklessly used Mona as a political football.

    Labor Leader Rebecca White said the Premier should be ashamed.

    “The revelation that Will Hodgman actually encouraged Mona to lobby for Federal funds is extraordinary,” Ms White said.

    “He pretended to support Mona’s development and then he betrayed them in pursuit of a political advantage.

    “This is a shocking example of the shameful hypocrisy of this Premier.

    “He is a fair weather friend of the tourism industry and he cannot be trusted.”

    Rebecca White MP

    Labor Leader

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