The Canberra Liberals have been largely derelict in their duty to debate the government publicly outside of the Assembly since Zed took over. (Inside the Assembly might count if Assembly hansard saw the light of day within the lifetime of anyone interested, but sadly it does not).
But it’s good to see that after the Government has soaked up un-challenged praise for it’s green vehicle stamp duty scheme CityNews has managed to prise comment out of Vicki Dunne. Who, it turns out, is not a fan.
- “It looks good but it’s green wash. It’s a flawed scheme. Jon Stanhope hasn’t thought this through what-so-ever – it’s a grab for votes from an increasingly desperate government,” Vicki Dunne, Opposition spokesperson for the environment, water, and climate change told “CityNews”.
“It’s nice for those who can go out and buy a $75,000 Lexus – they’ll get a great discount. But if you are buying a Hi-Lux – the workhorse for the Australian building industry – you won’t get much.”
Far too late to kick up now though, it’s the law.