The contract is bloody legit and is costed effectively and fairly, Victoria was getting a ripper deal.
Apparently the company will get $1 BILLION for doing virtually NOTHING, if project is cancelled. Can you explain how that is a "ripper deal" for Victoria? If you truly think it is a "ripper deal", please send me $1 million tomorrow, for doing nothing. I can easily justify it, its my projected future income for the next 20 years.....
If you rip that contract up by introducing legislation, you have no idea how much that would affect business confidence in dealing with the Victorian Government.
Of course no one knows for sure, but the "business confidence" issue could simply be a red herring. Companies will know that major projects need a clear election vote and victory, before they can proceed. I think that is a good thing.
How is this project corrupt? Give me facts.
The Liberal Party refused to release the business case. When it was eventually released, we find the benefit was only 45c for every $1 spent. Clearly it was not in the best interests of Victoria for the EW Link to proceed. We also have the 2008 report that clearly shows only 9% of traffic is actually travelling to the other side of the city.
we need ANOTHER river crossing now, not later, the West Gate Bridge is already over capacity, how long are you prepared for this to continue on?
You failed to realise that the East West Link doesn't cross any rivers... http://www.ycat.org.au/?p=2275
Citylink was the same, Labor opposed that aswell and imagine if we didn't have it?
According to Wikipedia, Citylink was first announced in May 1992. Lets see, who was in power then.... why it was LABOR. If there was massive opposition to Citylink, this would of affected the 1992 election. Kennett won the election on 3rd October 1992 and of course proceeded with the project. The contract was awarded in 1995, that is at least 3 months and probably 6 or more months before the 30th March 1996 election. You have got basic facts wrong again.
The East West link wasn't winning the Liberals any votes.
The business case clearly shows there's no economic benefit for Victoria.
Can you give one good reason why the Liberals absolutely had to sign a major construction contract 2 months from an election?
I have provided clear evidence that your grasp of reality is questionable.
You have called me a "looney" and a "moron", is that slander?
And for reference.... Bracks government deserved to lose the election because of they Myki disaster. From memory it was $1 BILLION over budget.... I think the Labor party was "influenced" by the consortium to ensure the contract wasn't cancelled.