Turnbull's hypocrisy on cities exposed

Malcolm Turnbull’s media blitz on Victorian public transport hasn’t changed his thinly veiled contempt for the city of Melbourne.

After claiming in Question Time that a key difference between the Turnbull and Abbott governments is Cities policy, the Prime Minister refused to allow the Minister for Cities to answer a question on the business case of the Melbourne Metro rail project, instead farcically redirecting it to the Deputy Prime Minister.

“It’s one thing to look to selfies on trams for product differentiation, but quite another to take seriously the challenges facing our major cities,” Andrew Giles, MP for Scullin, said.

The Melbourne Metro project is a vital piece of infrastructure for the growing population of Melbourne. By refusing to answer questions on the issue, the Turnbull government is treating more than four million Melbournians with contempt.

The project was funded in Labor’s 2009 federal budget and the Victorian government completed the business case in 2011.

MONDAY, 19 OCTOBER 2015

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