Visit to regional freight hub of Mount Gambier- 5 November

After Monday's Federal Government’s multibillion road-funding announcement, which heavily funded the Eastern States, Nick went to the regional freight hub of Mount Gambier to hear first-hand how South Australia was missing out.

Nick met with Alan and Ray Scott from the Scott Transport group which runs 2,500 heavy vehicles around the country.  He also has discussions with the Mayor of the Wattle Range Council, Mark Braes.

Earlier, Nick spoke to Steve Shearer of the Road Transport of SA who told him that an objective analysis shows that South Australia is only getting a little of half of its fair share in national road funding compared to the Eastern States.

Nick said:

If I am in the Senate I will fight to end the road funding rip-off for SA.  The state of our roads is a disgrace. I will introduce legislation to give the Commonwealth Auditor General – the nation’s chief financial watchdog – power to scrutinize road funding decision to ensure they are about fairness not pork-barreling.

Read local media report of Nick's visit

          Nick on the road in Mount Gambier









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