In the Illawarra Mercury (May 10) there was a rundown of Labor/Liberal funding promises for the Illawarra and South Coast for this upcoming Federal election but unfortunately the maths just don't add up.
According to the article the Libs are only spending $128 million for the upgrade of Shellharbour Hospital.
Labor on the other hand stated that it is allocating 1.2 billion dollars to the Illawarra and South Coast and listed some of the areas of promised expenditures but it is about $900 million short of the promised 1.2 billion, excluding some of the national promises made by Bill Shorten.
So where is the money going to be spent Mr Jones and Ms Bird?
Without specific details this is just a lot of hot air and promised money will evaporate. Why are politicians so dishonest and deceitful.
Be up front and keep your promises and I would vote for you, but this is reality and it is what it is, tell lies to get votes.
Both sides are as bad as each other. I note that the Greens have not promised anything as they do not count and are inconsequential in this contest. Thank goodness.
John Ernst, Kanahooka
RUNNING OUT OF GAS
If these two leaders could stop bickering about the lies and some BS, and take time out and sort out these petrol conglomerates then we would not mind what and who tells the biggest porkies.
The costs are getting out of hand.
Come on PM take time out and look into this mess we are all in.
Lawrence Wren, Fairy Meadow
A SYSTEM CRIPPLED
How is it possible that the disastrous bureaucratic bungling associated with NDIS/NDIA has failed to create a blip on the present political agenda?
Is it too complex for the media to tackle? Is the only way forward a Royal Commission?
A commission will expose that policy is made on the run and supposedly "evolutionary". It will expose neglect, lies and abuse in the disability sector
Robert de Luca, CEO NDIS, knew what he was doing when he resigned last week. NDIS is a rudderless, indebted sinking ship whose debts and faults are not acknowledged
This debt will be inherited and the faults blamed on any incoming Government.
NDIS is a lesson in how to take a visionary concept, cripple it, dismantle it and create a budgetary surplus
Denise Redmond, CEO Nardy House Inc.
The major parties are poles apart in their advertising strategies, leading up to the coming election. Labor is mainly taking a positive approach by presenting policies which it hopes will be well received by voters.
The Coalition, on the other hand is taking a negative approach in that its advertising is for the most part simply a critique of Labor policies.
How about trying to convince voters Mr Morrison, that your policies are good, rather than just bombarding us with advertisements telling us that Labor's are bad. A little positivity may help your cause.
John Martin, Woonona