It always appears that the Labor Party’s approach is merely to comment on what we do, find fault or ask for amendments but they never propose anything for the country themselves.
This fortnight I have been contacting New England councils to advise them of their part of the extra $47 million for Roads to Recovery. This is so vital especially off the main roads. It was a policy brought into effect by The Nationals.
Nationals Deputy Leader, Minister for Regional Services, Sport, Local Government and Decentralisation, Bridget McKenzie, contacted me to tell me of sports infrastructure grants for Willow Tree Bowling Club, Werris Creek Golf Club, Tamworth Pony Club and Scone Gymnastics Club.
Jewry Street Bridge and the new Browns Lane-Moore Creek roundabout are underway.
The APVMA building is nearing completion in Armidale and the path is clear for the new flying school in Tamworth.
The Northern Inland Centre of Sporting Excellence is well underway and you can see the construction as you drive past.
Elsewhere around the electorate we’re building new phone towers, bridges, new sealed roads but GetUp want to get rid of me because in their view I am too right wing.
Well, compared to their Sydney inner suburbs support base, I suppose I am. No surprises there but what are they offering as an alternative delivery outcome? Nothing. Oh sorry, they are going to support the left to run more of your life. A whole new group of bureaucrats to make sure you are living by their rules and their views.
Cattle and sheep exports well they have to be shut down, and the coal-fired power plants, they have to go as well under the far left and friends. The Greens are now, on top of wanting to jail those who export thermal coal, demanding a complete register of all your horses, a register of when they pigrooted last. In their rhetoric you will hear their snarky, half-smart anger bubbling through every tweet and letter to the editor.
With Bolivia Hill realignment, Scone bypass as well as the Tenterfield bypass well underway or near completion we will actually need more done out of the electorate on Singleton and Muswellbrook bypasses to keep the New England Highway as the corridor of commerce as it bisects our electorate, bringing in tourists and moving out produce.
That is something Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon, in the seat next door, should be delivering on rather than being engrossed in the job of commentary. I don’t know whether that is worth a lot to the people of Muswellbrook.
Yes, in an election year there will be for the New England anger versus delivery and I will be on the delivery side.