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Premier’s own ministers fail to support new stadium

The Liberal Government have today revealed how truly divided they are, with two key members of parliament refusing to announce their support for the new $750 million stadium in Hobart.

Despite his showboating and bravado Felix Ellis, through all his incoherent lashings of the politics of yesteryear, failed to announce his support for the new stadium.

Guy Barnett also stood up today in parliament and failed to support the new stadium in Hobart. In a disgraceful display the Housing Minister fired off his favourite slogans before performing his favourite trick; not answering the question he was asked.

Other members of the Liberal Government fervently defended their support for the stadium, including embattled Treasurer Michael Ferguson.

This stark contrast between minister’s support for Jeremy Rockliff’s flagship policy in such a short space of time made for uncomfortable viewing.

The Tasmanian Liberal Party is becoming more divided on the controversial new $750 million stadium set to be built in Hobart at Macquarie Point.

Now Jeremy Rockliff’s own ministers will not even say that they support the new stadium in Hobart.

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