House debates

Wednesday, 15 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Mayo By-Election

2:20 pm

Photo of Rebekha SharkieRebekha Sharkie (Mayo, Centre Alliance) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. The people of Mayo were made a series of funding promises during the recent by-election, including $10 million for the Mount Barker Aquatic Centre, $4.4 million for soccer pitches at the Mount Barker Regional Sports Hub, $1 million for the strategic traffic planning study in Hahndorf, $3.9 million for aged-care beds in Strathalbyn, $750,000 for Kangaroo Island walking trails and over $40,000 for community solar grants in Nairne, Macclesfield and Strathalbyn. Will the Prime Minister give his commitment that all the government's by-election promises made to Mayo will be honoured during the term of this parliament?

2:21 pm

Photo of Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull (Wentworth, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

The only thing missing from the honourable members list was the name of the candidate that secured those commitments, Georgina Downer. It was her. She secured those commitments. I can assure the honourable member that those commitments secured by her opponent, the Liberal candidate, Georgina Downer, will be delivered, but there'll be another election in Mayo before not too long, and the honourable member will then have the opportunity to not simply thank the government for the delivery of the commitments that she has described but also consider how she is going with the $700 million of promises she made in the course of the by-election. The reality is that the government made the commitments, Georgina Downer secured them and the government will deliver them.