May 15, 2013
Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker has raised concerns over Federal Government claims that work will commence on more than $3 billion worth of new Pacific Highway projects before mid 2014.
May 14, 2013
This year’s Budget delivers more debt, more deficits, more taxes, more broken promises and more uncertainty, Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said today.
May 8, 2013Today’s announcement that Labor will cut the carbon tax compensation is another broken promise that will hurt North Coast families, Federal MP Luke Hartsuyker said.
May 7, 2013
The announcement by the Gillard Government that it intends to scrap its planned new family tax benefits to thousands of local families was another broken promise, Federal Member for Cowper Luke Hartsuyker said today.
Travelling through Cowper, you can’t fail to notice the changes taking place on the Pacific Highway. The Kempsey by-pass is finished, the Sapphire to Woolgoolga upgrade will be completed next year, and Frederickton to Eungai and Nambucca Head to Urunga are ready to start.
We must maintain this pace if our region’s economy is going to prosper. However, under the Gillard Government’s plans, there is a $4bn black hole in funding for the duplication of the highway and they are blaming the NSW Government for not meeting half the costs.
The Coalition will end the blame game. We have pledged $5.64bn to the highway, restoring the 80:20 funding partnership with NSW, and thereby providing the $7bn needed to finish the job.
If the Coalition is elected on 14 September, the money will be there for the highway to be made safer sooner.