Ferguson fails to rewrite history on GST exemption 24 May 2024

Tas Labor

Michael Ferguson’s see-through attempts to rewrite history regarding his mismanagement of the stadium funding deal aren’t fooling anyone.

In a bizarre, late-session tirade last night, Mr Ferguson was desperately trying to shift the blame for his own failings.

It was established in May last year that Tasmania’s Treasurer didn’t formally request a GST exemption until the afternoon of May 9 – after Labor asked about it in parliament that morning, and after Jeremy Rockliff had signed the deal with the AFL.

If Michael Ferguson wanted a different outcome, he should have negotiated it before the Premier signed a deal, rather than crying foul after the fact.

Josh Willie MP

Shadow Treasurer

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