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dc.contributor.authorMartinez Coma, Fernando
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Rodney
dc.contributor.editorGauja, Anika
dc.contributor.editorChen, Peter
dc.contributor.editorCurtin, Jennifer
dc.contributor.editorPietsch, Juliet
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-13T23:20:13Z
dc.date.available2019-02-13T23:20:13Z
dc.date.issued2018
dc.identifier.isbn9781760461850
dc.identifier.doi10.22459/DD.04.2018.09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/382525
dc.description.abstractIn November 2015, Bill Shorten declared that, if elected, his government would provide $100 million towards the construction of a new Townsville football stadium. The Queensland Labor government would match the funding. The stadium would primarily serve as the home ground for the newly crowned NRL Premiership winners, the North Queensland Cowboys (Australian Labor Party (ALP) 2015). In the months leading up to the 2016 federal election, Shorten continued to promote his stadium proposal, challenging the Coalition to equal his commitment (Peel 2016). Business analysts criticised Labor’s plan, while the Coalition remained uncommitted (Ludlow 2016). During the fourth week of the election campaign, after the Queensland government announced it would increase its funding to $140 million, Malcolm Turnbull matched Shorten’s stadium promise as part of a broader ‘City Deal’ for Townsville. The State’s Assistant Minister for North Queensland welcomed this new bipartisanship, while criticising the time it took Turnbull to make his promise (Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) 2016; Liberal Party of Australia (LPA) 2016b).
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherANU Press
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://doi.org/10.22459/DD.04.2018
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleDouble Disillusion: The 2016 Australian Federal Election
dc.relation.ispartofchapter9
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom211
dc.relation.ispartofpageto234
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Policy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160510
dc.titleThe States and Territories
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB2 - Chapters (Other)
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Centre for Governance and Public Policy
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2018. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) License, which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorMartinez Coma, Fernando


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