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Do Barnett and Ellis support a second Hobart stadium?

Felix Ellis and Guy Barnett must say whether they support a new $750 million stadium in Hobart.

Both were given the opportunity to outline their support for the stadium yesterday, but refused to do so.

If they do not, it will be clear that the Cabinet is split.

As Minister for State Development, responsible for Macquarie Point, it is extraordinary Guy Barnett has been silent on his own project. 

Tasmanians are angry about this. Building another stadium during a cost of living, health and housing crisis shows how out of touch Jeremy Rockliff is.

This is not a priority and the deafening silence coming from behind the Premier tells us that they do not support this proposal.

Today will be a telling moment on whether or not Jeremy Rockliff has his own minister’s backing.

Dean Winter MP  
Leader of Opposition Business in the House of Assembly