House debates

Wednesday, 3 February 2021

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Regional Infrastructure

2:41 pm

Photo of Michael McCormackMichael McCormack (Riverina, National Party, Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

What a fierce advocate the member for Cowper is for the Mid North Coast and, indeed, for regional Australia. In his role as chair of the Joint Select Committee on Road Safety, he is also an unwavering advocate for road safety, as all of us in this place know. As a former police officer, he has experienced firsthand the consequences of road trauma.

In the October budget, the federal government allocated an additional $2 billion for a new road safety program. This will be rolled out in every state and territory to improve road safety outcomes. It will save lives, and that's the most important thing—

Ms Catherine King interjecting

In regional seats, Member for Ballarat, it will save lives. An important component in improving road safety—

Ms Catherine King interjecting


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