Rockliff must answer crucial questions over replacement Spirits

Tasmanian Labor

Infrastructure Minister Jeremy Rockliff has serious questions to answer over delays to the new Spirits the Liberals promised.

Shadow Infrastructure Minister David O’Byrne said Jeremy Rockliff must answer:

  • When he learned the ferries would not be delivered on time
  • Why he kept those details secret
  • How much money has been spent sending people back and forth to Europe for crisis talks with the shipbuilder
  • When the Spirits would actually be delivered

“It is not good enough for the Minister to go to ground after issuing a meek press release yesterday,” Mr O’Byrne said.

“For five months Jeremy Rockliff has been saying ‘nothing to see here’ – the hands off approach is not good enough.

“He needs to come clean today and give Tasmanians – including local producers who made business decisions based on Mr Rockliff’s promises – a truthful account of the Government’s fumbling process.

“The dishonesty and secrecy from Jeremy Rockliff needs to stop.”

David O’Byrne MP

Shadow Infrastructure Minister

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