Campaigns neglect regional areas
WHILE other high-ranking politicians were campaigning in capital cities, Leader of the National Party, Warren Truss, was in Coutts Crossing with a cup of tea in his hand announcing funding for the Coutts Hall.
Since the election was announced, Mr Truss has visited more than 100 country towns, and has not done much campaigning in the capital cities.
“I don't make all that many visits to the capital cities because our party is about the regions,” he said.
He noted that while he was on his own trail, regional areas had been neglected by the Australian Labor Party.
“I find it very disappointing for us as country people that Julia Gillard has not bothered to visit country towns.
“I feel that action, or lack thereof, accentuates the worry that we have that this government is not really interested in people that live outside the capital cities,” Mr Truss said.
“We haven't been getting a fair share and we need to get that fair share because it is regional areas after all that produce a fair proportion of our nation's wealth.”