Melissa Horne: Labor’s new Minister for Paris Transport

Daniel Andrews kept his embattled transport minister in the witness protection program during Question Time.

Under fire for taking a holiday to Paris while Melbourne’s train network was shut-down in the known big-closure, Labor’s new Minister for Paris Transport was shielded from scrutiny by Daniel Andrews.

Melissa Horne is the Minister for Victorian Transport, not the Minister for Paris Transport.

This hapless Minister couldn’t even answer questions about fixing a simple escalator at Southern Cross Station.

If the Minister can’t fix an escalator, you have to wonder about Labor’s ability to deliver the Metro Tunnel competently.

Not only was Melbourne’s public transport system in crisis while Minister Horne enjoyed her Parisian adventure, but Victorians in regional Victoria also suffered with V/Line trains recording its worst performance in years.

Victorians deserve better than a Public Transport Minister who after only a few months in the job prioritises a European holiday over fixing Victoria’s chaotic public transport system.

David Davis MP

Shadow Minister for Public Transport (Metro) and Transport Infrastructure

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