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Government Continues to Refuse to Release Data

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State Member for Wallsend, Ms Sonia Hornery MP, has again been denied data behind the speed limit reduction on Thomas Street and Newcastle and Griffiths Roads, after the Government again failed to provide information to Questions on Notice.

Ms Hornery recently asked both the NSW Police Minister and the NSW Finance Minister for the number of infringements issued along the road for the 6 months prior to the speed limit change and the 6 months following the speed limit change, but the Minister refused to provide specific details.

Earlier this year, the Government asked Ms Hornery to pay more than $450 for information on the decision behind the speed limit reduction.

This is just another example of a Government that refuses to justify to the public the decisions it is making.

Quotes attributable to Member for Wallsend, Sonia Hornery

“What is the RMS and the Government hiding? I have repeatedly asked for the reports and the data behind this decision but yet again it has been denied.”

“This is yet another example of the Government refusing to justify a decision they have made.”

“It concerns me and it concerns my constituents when Governments become so arrogant that they refuse to justify their decisions.”

“I have asked both Ministers for the number of speeding offences along the stretch of road and instead of just providing the figures, they have failed to answer the questions appropriately.”

“I cannot understand why this information is such a huge problem for the Government to release.

“The Government may be too afraid to front up and explain to the public why it has made a decision but I am more than happy to have those conversations with my electorate.”