O’Brien gets back on the “Road”

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien says he is honoured to be re-appointed to the new Opposition Shadow Cabinet.

Mr O’Brien will again have the crucial portfolio of Roads and Road Safety as well as Casino, Gaming and Liquor Regulation.

“Of course it’s disappointing that the Liberals and Nationals are not in government but I’m proud to again be re-appointed to the Shadow Cabinet to hold the Andrews Labor Government to account.

“There are few portfolios where Labor has more work to do than in Roads with years of under-investment and wet seasons leading to significant maintenance issues right across the roads network.

“The Nationals and Liberals took a $10 billion maintenance plan over ten years to the election and we believe that is the minimum that Labor should be investing to fix our roads.

“Right across regional Victoria, people will tell you that roads is one of the biggest issues and the frustration of motorists is palpable.

“Daniel Andrews said he would govern for all Victorians and one way he can demonstrate his commitment to that is to invest more money and effort into the maintenance of our road network.”

Mr O’Brien said he would be developing policy and looking at innovative developments in road building and maintenance to ensure better value for money for taxpayers.

He would also continue to pressure the government over its fumbled response to issues at Crown Casino, where it had to be dragged kicking and screaming to act on what a Royal Commission described as “disgraceful” conduct.

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