Four years of funding committed to Kokoda War Memorial
The Federal Government is now planning on committing to four years of funding at the Kokoda War Memorial.
Last week Craig Laundy informed listenerx about a massive backflip when it came to the funding which had been promised by Labor.
It was initially promised four years of funding however commitment was only made to one year.
Since the interview, the member for Reid Sally Sitou reached out saying the whole ordeal is a “big misunderstanding”.
Craig Laundy told Chris Smith the push from 2GB caused a great outcome.
“She [Sally Sitou] picked up the phone and reached out to me on Friday afternoon and explained there was some sort of misunderstanding.”
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Veterans Affairs Minister Matt Keogh’s statement
“The Albanese Government has never stepped away from its election commitment to deliver funding for the Kokoda Track Memorial Walkway in Concord West with a grant of $186,000 and ongoing funding for the next four years.
Unfortunately, the previous Government itself failed to secure funding approval by Parliament for this project before the election. This means, the Albanese Government will be delivering the funding at the first opportunity through the passage of the October 2022 Budget.
It is unfortunate that the former Liberal Member for Reid has decided to try and make a storm in a tea cup by politicising an issue that has arisen due to the ineptitude of his former Party.”