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Minister for Energy out of his depth on Marinus Link

  • Another federal announcement out of left field
  • State minister clearly didn’t know
  • Still no detail provided on the Marinus Link

In a gobsmacking development today, the Federal Liberal government has announced yet another plan to fast track the Marinus Link and in the process they’ve blown the State Liberal Minister out of the water.

Shadow Treasurer David O’Byrne said the latest twist in the Marinus saga totally exposed the State Liberal Government’s incompetence.

“Guy Barnett is the missing link when it comes to this $3.5 billion dollar infrastructure project,” Mr O’Byrne said.

“He clearly had no idea what Scott Morrison was re-announcing today.

“With progress under the State Government moving at a glacial pace the Federal Government has come in over the top, but still we have no details about when and how Marinus will proceed and who will fund it.

“This project is far too big and far too important to be left to this fumbling Minister.  

“And another fast-track announcement from the Prime Minister does precisely nothing to progress the link.”

David O’Byrne MP
Shadow Treasurer