Melbourne, VIC: Politicians doing what they do best?

7 Jan

B6PkvX6CAAEqGyyWith the November 2014 state elections having generated claim and counter claim it is unsurprising that the same prevails post-election. In the case of the Bentleigh crossing elimination, the current upgrading of the crossing to make it safer for pedestrians is an opportunity for the ousted member of the state parliament to claim that Labor is reneging on its pre-election commitment to remove the crossing. However, this is at best a half-truth relating to the programming of the overall crossing closure commitment over two parliaments
being developed by the incoming Labor administration.

Rather than sniping at Labor, the former elected member would be better asking her former colleagues why the upgrade of pedestrian protection wasn’t progressed within their tenure as the state’s government. Indeed, also asking why they didn’t have a programmed date for the elimination of the Bentleigh level crossing. A case of attack is the best means of defence a politician can muster?

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