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AustraliaComment: After four years as Opposition Leader, Foley finally finds a policy - and loses the job

11:42  08 november  2018
11:42  08 november  2018 Source:   smh.com.au

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After almost four years as state opposition leader, Luke Foley finally emerged with his own transport policy on Thursday – and held on to it for less than a day.

Foley’s announcement on Thursday morning that a prospective Labor government would prioritise public transport over tolled motorways was, in his own words, an attempt to "set the stage for a contest of ideas and policies as we head towards the election".

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As such, the announcement marked a break from Foley’s previous posture in the role.

Burdened by his party’s legacy of promising plenty and delivering pittance, Foley had spent much of his time as Opposition Leader making himself a small target on that crucial issue to Sydney residents – how governments might help people move around the city.

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There was to be a multi-billion dollar fund to be set up for public transport projects across the city, Foley said. The city’s future lay in more public transport projects, not an ever-expanding knot of toll-roads.

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A metro line between Parramatta and the Sydney CBD would be Labor’s first priority, closely followed by a rail line to the promised airport at Badgerys Creek.

Flanked by colleagues Michael Daley and Jodi McKay, Foley was cocky enough even to bake into his pitch to NSW voters the $6 billion promised by federal Labor for rail in western Sydney.

“Is anyone here backing against a federal Labor government?,” Foley asked.

That was at 10.15am. A few hours later, the ABC released journalist Ashleigh Raper’s statement alleging that Foley had groped beneath her underpants. A few hours after that, Foley had quit for the backbench, promising a defamation action.

A punter himself, Foley might find a few takers prepared to back against a state Labor government.

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