Minister refuses to commit to every driver receiving $60 toll cap
Under questioning today at Budget Estimates, NSW Roads Minister John Graham refused to commit to every driver in NSW benefiting from the Government’s $60 Toll Cap.
Following a $400m budget blow-out for the policy within the first six months of coming to office, the Minister responsible is now refusing to even guarantee every driver will be eligible for the toll cap.
During the election campaign, the former Coalition Government raised significant concerns on the total cost of such a scheme, which have now been proven correct.
However, today under oath the Roads Minister is now refusing to guarantee that every driver in NSW will benefit from the scheme.
In February on announcing the policy, John Graham said:
“An elected Labor Government would cap tolls at $60 per week”
Now, he is refusing to answer if it will apply to every driver.
Shadow Minister for Roads Natalie Ward commented “Labor blew the budget on this policy, and now they are walking back their promise.”
“It is a simple question, will every driver benefit from the scheme or is this another broken promise from Labor?”
“Under Labor, tolls are up, Opal fares are up, car rego is up and now they can’t guarantee if every driver gets a $60 toll cap.”