Hartsuyker and the National Party “ineffective”: Oakeshott

Conservative frontbencher Luke Hartsuyker
Conservative frontbencher Luke Hartsuyker Trevor Veale

INDEPENDENT MP Rob Oakeshott has hit out at conservative frontbencher Luke Hartsuyker, after Mr Hartsuyker said the Coalition would have delivered just as much for regional areas as the minority government.

Mr Hartsuyker's comments came after Mr Oakeshott said the minority government, under pressure from the independents, secured more than $9 billion for regional Australia during tense negotiations in 2010.

But Mr Hartsuyker said the Coalition had an expensive proposal for regional Australia, that would have been delivered, but Mr Oakeshott said the independents secured more from the Labor Party during the negotiations which Mr Hartsuyker was not involved in.

"Mr Hartsuyker now says that had the independents supported the Coalition, exactly the same outcome would have been achieved for regional Australia," Mr Oakeshott said.

"The question for Mr Hartsuyker is 'if regional Australia is so important, why was it ignored by his political party and Labor for so many decades?'

"Why did it take a written agreement and a minority government to finally deliver for regional Australia?"

Mr Oakeshott said Mr Hartsuyker and the National Party were "ineffective" in delivering the Coffs Harbour bypass, and that the Labor Party would not have delivered the same amount for the regions if the independent MPs had not forced the party's hand.

"If actions speak louder than words, the inaction from people like Mr Hartsuyker says it all about major party politics today," he said.

"It is the insults that seem to matter more to political parties than actual community results.

"And I'll always put results before insults."

Topics:  luke hartsuyker, rob oakeshott



Local Real Estate

finda logo
Featured Real Estate
STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER... STEEL FRAME HOMES OWNER BUILDERS Great deals to suite each Individual. Quality, ...
FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD... FULLY SELF CONTAINED MOD HOMES $14,990K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m ...
A little beachfront... $235,000
Apartment 2 2 1
Relaxed family living... $445,000
House 3 2 2

Featured Jobs

finda logo

Coffs Coast jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
GENERAL MANAGER ... Gladstone Full Time $120 - $150
MIDCOAST FAMILY DAY CARE... Coffs Harbour Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Job Listings

Search for your next job now.
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Property Listings

Search for a property online right now.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

Horoscopes

Virgo

Your dreams are vivid, and there may be some psychic experiences that will help you come to a conclusion over a problem. Trust your instincts.

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save