Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Tasmania: Building Better Regions Fund

2:25 pm

Photo of Nigel ScullionNigel Scullion (NT, Country Liberal Party, Minister for Indigenous Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Indeed I can. Like I indicated in my earlier answer, this government is delivering critical, job-creating social and economic infrastructure projects across regional Tasmania and right across regional Australia, which, again as I indicated, those opposite will never understand. In fact, even if those opposite cared about our regions, which they don't, they simply couldn't afford to fund these types of nation-building projects.

In Tasmania we'll invest $2.5 million in Ulverstone to construct their museum and gallery complex, the science centre and planetarium. This project will absolutely transform the town to be a boon to the entire Central Coast region. This will provide volunteering and more learning opportunities, particularly in STEM, and create opportunities to foster local Indigenous art and culture. This government will always invest in the peoples and communities of Australia, unlike those opposite, who want to tax the nation into oblivion.

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