The Liberals’ Brendan Smyth is stamping his tiny feet at a Government going about the business of governing:
Just months after assuring the electorate that their jobs were safe and that all the election promises were costed without cuts, Canberra has found out that jobs will go, services will be suspended and $142 million will be cut from the budget to pay for promises Labor said were fully funded, said Shadow Treasurer Brendan Smyth.
“The election is only months old. The very first budget this new coalition government produces has exposed the hypocrisy and lack of honesty of their entire pitch to the Canberra people.
“We didn’t hear about having to save $142 million during the campaign – it was claimed all the promises were fully funded.
“We didn’t hear that the Light Rail program would cost jobs.
“We didn’t hear that the Greens Labor Agreement would mean cutting services.
A newly elected government getting the pain over early in its term? Shock horror!