Greens NSW MP and Transport Spokesperson, Dr Mehreen Faruqi MLC, will today introduce a motion to force the government to release documents that will show whether Premier Gladys Berejiklian was dishonest to the public on a $549 million blowout in the cost of the Sydney light rail project.
Today, the Sydney Morning Herald revealed that the Premier was given details of the $549 million blowout weeks before, as transport minister, she issued information saying the cost blowout was due to scope changes. But the government is refusing to release these documents.
Dr. Faruqi said:
“How long will the Premier sit on these documents? This is looking more and more like a calculated move by the Premier to mislead the public about yet another cost blow out of taxpayer money due to Government incompetence.
“People have had enough of these falsehoods, secrecy and now these deliberate cover-ups.
“When there is smoke there’s fire. That’s why I will be moving for the Legislative Council to force the Government to release the documents that they are hiding.
“The premier may think she can hide the truth but we will get to the bottom of this, one way or another.