THE Andrews Labor Government’s personal attack on the Auditor-General over his report on the dodgy West Gate Tunnel deal with Transurban lays bare Labor’s desperation.
The Victorian Auditor-General’s Office (VAGO)’s report on Market-led Proposals examined the $6.7 billion West Gate Tunnel deal between the Labor Government and Transurban.
This sweetheart deal – which never went to tender and was signed while Treasurer Tim Pallas had shares in Transurban – is a stinker for Victorian motorists.
Comments attributable to Leader of the Opposition, Michael O’Brien:
“This is a damning report that shows the Labor government’s sweetheart deal with Transurban is a rip off for Victorian motorists and taxpayers.
“The West Gate Tunnel doesn’t stack up but Labor has locked Victorians into paying higher tolls to Transurban for decades.”
Comments attributable to Shadow Treasurer, Louise Staley:
“This report shows that Daniel Andrews has used dodgy figures to try to justify a dodgy deal.
“The Treasurer’s disgraceful attack on the Auditor-General – calling him “illogical” and “incoherent” – is a sure sign of a panicked government desperate to cover up its financial mismanagement.
“Victorians already pay the highest taxes in Australia under Labor. Now our tolls will go up massively because Labor puts the interests of Transurban shareholders ahead of Victorian motorists.”
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