Lambie asks PM to release $100M of federal funds for Tas irrigation schemes

Senator Jacqui Lambie has written to Prime Minister Tony Abbott and asked that he authorise, as soon as possible, the release of the promised $110M of federal funds, so that work can continue on Tranche 2 of Tasmanian Irrigation scheme.

“I’ve reminded the PM that these irrigation schemes are in regions of Australia which are experiencing some of the highest rates of unemployment and social disadvantage – and therefore I would hope that he would understand the importance of ensuring that the promise of federal funding was kept. And that $110M of federal infrastructure funding was authorised and approved as soon as possible.” said Senator Lambie.

Lambie asks PM to release $110M of federal funds for Tas irrigation schemes - 12-12-14