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– Independent Rob Oakeshott Quits –
– His media release confirms what we all suspected –
| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | 26th June 2013 |
Independent Rob Oakeshott has finally made his decision re whether to stand for re-election – he has chosen to stand down.His media release can be read here

What came with that media statement was a link to all the funding Oakeshott’s electorate received in the three years of the Gillard Government.

Oakeshott brags about the amount of funding for his electorate – some $1.2 billion in a total Regional spend of $10 billion – read his comment in part below:

” …I am pleased $10 billion has been invested in Regional Australia and $1.2 billion has been invested in the Lyne electorate. This investment is much more than ‘trinkets and baubles’ and I would welcome the chance to introduce critics to the real people whose lives have improved because of this much-needed funding…”

What is Oakeshott saying here – that for all of the 150 Regional electorates – his 12% share of the total Regional spend was a fair trade for his support for the Gillard Government?  If regional funding to each electorate was equal – then the percentage spend would be 0.67% – Oakeshott’s electorate of Lyne received 18 times the National average Regional spend if the funds had of been spend equally.

How does a single electorate get such a large portion of the Regional spend – Oakeshott provides a complete listing of the Regional spend in his electorate via his website and can been be seen and read here – it is positively sickening to read this list and wonder why Oakeshott’s electorate was so blessed.  A copy of this data has been preserved for when Oakeshott’s term expires and this site goes down.

The question now arises – what was the deal done with Gillard to get the support of both Windsor and Oakeshott to form Government?

The fact that Oakeshott is so brazenly boastful of his achievements in procuring this amount of funding fosters debate to support two arguments –

  1. He is exposing the bias his electorate received deliberately to tell all of how corrupt the Government was to form the minority Government, or
  2. He is telling his electorate that this is what I did for you … in a backhanded way …
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  1. June 26, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Windsor has also announced his intention to stand down for health reasons this morning ,,, when his transcript is made available it will be linked here ….

  2. June 28, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    My niece called earlier this afternoon.

    She was posted to Tamworth as a paramedic just after Easter, 3 months ago nearly.

    My niece was laughing as she was telling me in the pubs on Peel St last night various bands were all mimicking Tony Windsor with parodies of “Every body called him the coward of the Country”. I hope his health reasons will prevent him from commentating on election night, because there is nothing he might add that I want to hear.

  3. June 29, 2013 at 7:11 am

    In Kew (on the old Pacific Hwy between Taree and the Port Macquarie turnoff, the seat of Lyne) there is a roadhouse affectionately known as the the Far. The Far Kew.

    Now it is renamed Rob Oakschott.

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