“Another contract for an iconic Territory construction project has been awarded to an interstate company.
“This is a contract I would have thought a local company would have been well equipped to manage.
“Operators of local construction companies would be justified in asking why this contract has been awarded to an interstate builder.
“This appears to be happening all too often and seriously compromises the Buy Territory campaign.
“It sets a very poor example if Government won’t support local businesses.
“Loyal Territory builders have endured a tough time over the past few years as private investment and housing construction have slowed – so it’s frustrating that Government contracts are going across the border.”
No, this isn’t the Opposition commenting on the storm of disapproval of the current $30m hospital contract. In fact Labor has so far been silent on the issue.
The text above is a media release on March 20, 2012, from then Shadow Construction Minister, Adam Giles, about the new Wangi Falls visitor centre at Litchfield National Park, awarded to TCS Queensland by the Labor government at the time.
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ERWIN CHLANDA, Editor