Question time - Minister for Roads

20 February 2018

My question is to the Minister for Roads and Road Safety. Recently you and VicRoads officials met the Shire of Corangamite. The mayor placed on record to you her concerns over the loss of roads funding to her shire, particularly the loss of the country roads and bridges funding. In front of this audience you told the mayor, 'Well, it's better than a kick in the dick'. This is disgraceful, gutter language from a minister to the elected mayor of Corangamite. Minister, if you have so little respect for those you meet, isn't it better that you just resign?

-You have described those from country Victoria who have raised concerns about your policies as 'banjo-playing conspiracy theorists' and 'dingbats', and along with your comment to the mayor of Corangamite, it is clear that you do not respect country Victorians. Minister, your language and behaviour have been an embarrassment to the government for some time. How many other examples of bad language and inappropriate behaviour in your capacity as a minister have you had to apologise for across Victoria?

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