Media Release: 30 September, 2008: Democrats call on Zed to Guarantee he will release the Power Station documents

DARREN CHURCHILL
ACT Democrats President
Candidate for Ginninderra

Media Release: 30 September, 2008: Democrats call on Zed to Guarantee he will release the Power Station documents

ACT Democrats President and candidate for Ginninderra, Darren Churchill, has called on the Opposition leader to guarantee that he will make the documents relating to the Tuggeranong Power Station available to the public as soon as he has obtained them.

Both WIN and ABC news reported last night that the Canberra Liberals have taken court action in an attempt to obtain documents related to the decision to build a power station in Tuggeranong.

“The Democrats support the Opposition’s efforts to obtain the documents!” Mr Churchill declared. “But will Mr Seselja give us a guarantee that as soon as he has the information, it will be made publicly available?”

“We hope that the information will be released on the public record before the election. But if that isn’t the case can Mr Seselja commit now to guaranteeing that if he becomes Chief Minister after October 18, that he will then make the information public?”

“We’d like to know exactly what the Mr Stanhope has to hide? There have been allegations for months now about the possible involvement of the Chief Minister’s Department and suggestions that the Budget estimates Commmittee had been misled. It’s time to get it all out in the open and deal with what is a serious accountability issue.”

“If there’s nothing to hide, then let’s see the documents!” insisted Mr Churchill. “The ACT Democrats have been calling for a full review of the territory’s energy needs and an inquiry into the approval of the power station for months now.”

“We believe it is inappropriate to proceed with the development before clearing up the questions over the processes involved in selecting the site” Mr Churchill said. “Only an inquiry will determine whether the decision was made in an appropriate manner.”

“I sincerely hope that Mr Seselja is fair dinkum about wanting to see the documents and isn’t just making noises because of the impending election. This all needs to be brought out into the open.”

The Democrats are the lie detectors! We will continue to push to get to the bottom of this matter.” Mr Churchill concluded.

Darren Churchill
ACT Democrats President
Candidate for Ginninderra
darren.churchill@act.democrats.org.au
Tel: 0412 196 473

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