Gladys Berejiklian in trouble?

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Lunchlady Doris

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It's a $10bn infrastructure program with 80+ major projects, but you can review a breakdown here. I haven't done a breakdown by seat, but several of the centrepiece projects are in Labor heartland (the Newcastle and Liverpool redevelopments are getting $1bn+ each).

There was a recent Audit Office report that criticised some of the value-for-money aspects of some of the projects, but as far as I am aware there has not been any suggestion of pork barrelling. It's a pretty comprehensive program and has been desperately needed for a long, long time.
This lists projects completed in 2012. I appreciate the link though.

No, heavy rail. Residents of southwestern and northwestern Sydney have been waiting on them for years - the northwestern link, Bob Carr promised would happen 15-20 years ago. People had just about given up on them ever happening.
They've been waiting years because they take years. The northwestern link started construction in 2014. If this is the source of Gladys' popularity my faith in the voting public somehow goes lower.
 

Caesar

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This lists projects completed in 2012. I appreciate the link though.
The tool tracks all projects completed or planned by HI, but the current round of development includes 80+ projects totalling $10.7bn.

They've been waiting years because they take years. The northwestern link started construction in 2014.
It was promised to start in 2005, five premiers ago. The Bankstown extension likewise. Ditto the Northwest Link. Ditto the M1 North upgrade.

Berejiklian is certainly benefiting from some projects that were commenced by Baird and O’Farrell, but the reality is that people are just happy that they’re finally seeing action on old, overloaded infrastructure.

If you don’t live in NSW you probably don’t get it
 

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Johnny Bananas

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But the fact is, no other major party refuses corporate donations as part of their platform, so being above board seems to be an integral part of the package they want to get across to voters.
Careful, certain intellectually dishonest posters might again claim that unions, estates of the deceased and the Greens themselves are all corporations lobbying the Greens with donations.
 

Johnny Bananas

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I can’t believe you still have your panties in a knot about not understanding what a corporate entity is
I can't believe you're dumb enough to claim unions, estates and political parties are corporations in the context of corporate donations. It really shows how mind-bogglingly stupid you can be, which is funny when you think you know everything about everything.
 

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