Tuesday, 14 August 2018
Statements by Members
I take this opportunity once again to speak on behalf of my wonderful electorate of Macarthur, whose residents have been let down time and time again by the coalition government and their warped ideologies. I receive feedback each and every day from constituents who long to see a government that will advocate for their interests and better their lives. Instead they have to deal with an out-of-touch Prime Minister whose only focus appears to be handing out $80 billion to the banks and to big business. Macarthur residents want to see their schools properly funded and their children receive a first-class education. Macarthur residents deserve and want to see real action to see an end to the rising cost-of-living pressures. That's why I'm advocating, along with my colleagues, for bigger and fairer tax cuts for my hardworking constituency. Macarthur residents want to see their public hospitals properly funded, and they want to see proper funding not only for education and hospitals but also for transport infrastructure such as the Western Sydney Airport rail, which is not being funded properly by the federal and state Liberal governments.
We are falling further and further behind in our quality of life, because of terrible transport pressures, gridlock and lack of public transport. Macarthur residents deserve better. There can be plenty of interjections from the other side, but they know that south-west Sydney is being left behind by coalition governments at a state and federal level. It is a disgrace, and it's time for it to end. (Time expired)