Free Travel Doesn't Buy Country People
25 January 2016
You can’t buy country rail commuters with a week of free passenger rail services, says Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh
Mr Walsh was responding to the announcement by the Andrews Labor Government that all passenger rail services to and from Swan Hill will be free for an entire week following a spate of botched services, confusion and chaos on regional rail networks.
“Minister for Transport Jacinta Allan’s resolution is to create a diversion by offering free transport which ironically comes directly from the pocket of the taxpayer,” Mr Walsh said.
“How gullible does she think we are?
“For over a year now Ms Allan has been trumpeting her grand plans for improvements to the regional rail network.
“She was really going to set the wheels in motion.
“Unfortunately though the wheels have fallen off.
“Daniel Andrews and his Minister Jacinta Allan are trying to blame everyone for this chaos but the buck stops with them,” Mr Walsh said.