Tony Abbott holds up Capital Metro as a great example to other states

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SPEAKING on the Gold Coast Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used the ACT Government’s Capital Metro as an example of how things should be done.

So, we are not in the business of funding urban public transport other than through asset recycling, and if the state Government is so keen to have a federal Government contribution to the light rail here on the Gold Coast they can do what the ACT Labor Government did, which was to sell off some assets to trigger asset recycling and that Commonwealth money is being provided towards a light rail system in the ACT. So, there’s a very clear and obvious way that the state Government can secure a federal contribution if it wishes.

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