FORMER Nationals candidate Marty Corboy has unloaded on Indi MP Cathy McGowan and his own ranks in not doing enough to remedy the potential “death trap” on the Hume Freeway in West Wodonga.
Upset at the hand-off approach to the issue by Ms McGowan and Nationals’ leader Michael McCormack’s hand-balling of ongoing safety concerns from businesses and truck drivers to the Victorian government, Mr Corboy said the recent leadership turmoil in Canberra had highlighted a “leadership void in this country”.
“Road safety is everyones’ concern and more needs to be done at all levels of government to address this cause including those from my side of politics.
“It’s time for the false virtue signalling to end and pride in our nation’s ability to make things right begin.
“Real issues such as Australian manufacturing, job creation and reliable coal-fired power should be our focus.
“Not what Cathy McGowan and her orange mates think.”
She was offered right of reply to Mr Corboy’s criticisms, but didn’t address them specifically in another statement.
“Given ongoing representations from road users about the safety of this intersection, it’s important (Mr McCormack) be included in discussions with the Victorian government and VicRoads to identify an ultimate solution for the intersection,” Ms McGowan said.
Mr Corboy hasn’t confirmed whether he will be standing for Nationals’ preselection for the next federal election due next year.
Ms McGowan is also not a confirmed starter in the pursuit of a third term.
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