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Wayne Wendt reminded of poor asset sale decision

I REFER to Wayne Wendt's statements in the QT on Tuesday.

Mr Wendt states that he is focused on making things happen rather than sitting back and letting them happen.

He was certainly focused on making the sale of public assets happen, against the wishes of his constituents, when he was a member of the Bligh State Government, which resulted in him and that government being comprehensively voted out of office.

Those asset sales resulted in the announced closure of the largest rail workshops in the state at Redbank, with the loss of hundreds of local jobs and training opportunities for the large youth population that he refers to. He sat back and let it happen without comment.

This appears to conflict with his stated major focus on creating employment and bringing leading business to Ipswich and his "vision" that Ipswich needs to be the hub of employment in south-east Queensland.

A cynical person could be forgiven for thinking that his statements are hypocritical and a self serving attempt to once again attain public office.

Given that Mr Wendt has previously shown that he is prepared to ignore the wishes of his constituents, voters in Division 5 should seriously consider whether Mr Wendt is deserving of their trust.

CW.COOKE Brassall

 

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