He then confirmed that Coalition Policy for the Regional Areas is described internally as "Screw the Hillbillies", with Commonwealth money in a Coalition government to be shared only with big cities, big business, and big mates. Never mind that people from across this country sent this money to Canberra. We're not getting a bloody shilling, thanks to the effectiveness of the Member for Leichhardt, who has ably represented our large contingent of convicted drink drivers.
Abbott then did confirm that he fully supported previous
Coalition policy to upgrade the Bruce Highway, a policy first made by Robert Menzies in 1941 and a cornerstone of both Liberal and Labor Party candidates in North Queensland since then. They don't have to actually FOLLOW THRU with the policy!
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THE "FIX THE BRUCE HIGHWAY
After posing for photos with "The Worst Opposition Whip in Australian History", Abbott retreated to the airport to get the hell out of here before Cairns Mayor Bob Manning woke up.
Meanwhile, Entsch DID unveil a great new initiative for the arts, and our artistic young people in Cairns. Called the "Creative Young Stars" program, it provides grants to young people in the arts who wish to take part in eisteddfods, competitions, and other cultural, artistic, and academic events.
Entsch said 'Leichhardt is full of young people who have a whole range of talents. These grants give them the chance to develop their talents further, and can be spent on a range of airfares and bus transfers that will take them to a community down south somewhere that gives a shit about the arts.' Grants of up to $3000 are available to groups of six or more. 'That should clear out all the artsy-fartsy Gen Y's and other fruitcakes so we can get on with building more sports stadiums', said Entsch.
"REAL INACTION FOR LEICHHARDT"
Civic Theater Renewal
Bruce Highway Weatherproofing
Defence for Torres Strait Island Flooding
Ship-building for Australian Navy
Expansion of HMAS Cairns
Upgrade of Sheraton Mirage
Tunnel to East Trinity
Tunnel and Four-laning of Kennedy Highway