Housing Commitments Left High And Dry

Housing Commitments Left High And Dry

South Australia Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond

Labor’s Delays And Expensive Broken Promises

Victor P Taffa

Labor has failed to deliver on a $9 Million commitment made nearly four years ago to provide extra short-term accommodation for Aboriginal people moving between remote communities and regional city centres.

In 2007 Labor committed to:

“…a transitional accommodation project for which the State Government has earmarked $9 Million in resources… A key part of the proposal would involve short-stay accommodation accessible 24-hours a day in four key locations in SA including at Coober Pedy and in the city.”

 

Housing Minister Jennifer Rankine has revealed that four years later Labor is still only just thinking about establishing a block of 10 units “either in the northern or western suburbs”.

Opposition Leader Isobel Redmond said the staggering delay and lack of details proved Labor had neglected South Australia’s indigenous community.

“You can’t trust Labor to deliver its commitments on time, within cost or as they originally promised them.” Ms. Redmond said.

“It has taken this incompetent Labor Government four years and only now is they thinking about delivering a fraction of their original promise.”

“After Deputy Premier Rau’s comments in Parliament and Labor’s failure to follow through with this promise it is clear that Labor has little regard or respect for South Australia’s indigenous community.” Ms. Redmond said.

“Ten units in one unknown, suburban location is a very different promise from $9 Million of accommodation “in four key locations” across South Australia once again Labor has failed to deliver.”

“Labor continually over spruiks and under delivers.” Ms. Redmond said.