Tasmanian Liberal Party divided on new Hobart stadium

Tasmanian Labor

Jeremy Rockliff
is now the Member for Braddon in name only, with his priorities firmly set on
building a $750 million stadium in Hobart.

The state
Liberal Members from the North and North-West need to outline to the people of Bass
and Braddon where their priorities lie.

Do they
prioritise easing the cost of living, improving health care and providing a
roof over people’s heads for their community, or a second major stadium in
Hobart?

The Tasmanian
Liberal Party is becoming more divided on the controversial new $750 million
stadium set to be built in Hobart at Macquarie Point.

Federal Liberal
Member for Bass Bridget Archer has stated that she does not believe that
taxpayers should be paying for a new stadium, while veteran Liberal advisor
Brad Stansfield has labelled it “madness”.

Yesterday in
question time Jeremy Rockliff refused to even utter the word ‘stadium’, meekly
referring to it as ‘infrastructure’, as if the Tasmanian people would not
notice.

It truly was a
Faulty Towers “don’t mention the war” moment in Tasmania’s House of Assembly.

There is clear
division among the Tasmanian Liberal Party on the proposed stadium in Hobart.
Today the North and North-West members need to explain why they support a
stadium that Tasmanians don’t want.

Shane Broad MP

Member for Braddon

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