All excuses, no apology from Keay

Following the long-running deception over her eligibility to sit in the Parliament, Justine Keay could not point to any serious achievements for Tasmania this morning.

On ABC’s Mornings program earlier today, she was specifically asked:

LEON COMPTON:

You will now be running on your record having had almost two and a half years in the job Justine Keay. What specifically have you achieved for the people of Braddon in that time?

Her response?

…I have listened to my community about what they need out of health, I have advocated for them for better health services. I fought for an inquiry into the floods that occurred at the previous election time. I have tried to get government members, ministers to come down for our farmers when the dairy crisis hit.  I got the now Deputy Prime Minister to come down and hold small business road shows in my electorate. I have been fighting hard to get funding for roads, particularly on the Bass Highway and down in the far North-West…

“Justine Keay cannot point to a single meaningful achievement – it’s all buzzwords and a whole lot of talking and listening. Ms Keay has been in the job for two years and cannot point to a single thing or achievement that she’s actually delivered,” Senator Abetz said.

“Braddon deserves a strong voice within the Government that actually delivers for the community.”

“The difference couldn’t be clearer – while the Federal Liberal Government has been delivering more jobs, local investment and better services in Braddon, Justine Keay has delivered absolutely nothing while taking more than $100,000 from taxpayers and misleading them about whether she should be in the Parliament.”

“In Braddon, Tasmanians will have a clear choice: more talk from Justine Keay or a strong representative within the Federal Liberal Government to work with Will Hodgman and Malcolm Turnbull to actually deliver for their electorate,” Senator Abetz said.

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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