A missive from Mr Dandrews ....
Dan Andrews [email protected]
20:33 (4 hours ago)
To BS Devils. Esq,
We did it
Tonight, the Prime Minister wrote to me agreeing to pay $1.5 billion owed to Victorians for better regional rail.
This money was owed under our signed agreement on Asset Recycling. But up until today, Malcolm Turnbull had refused to pay up.
All year, we’ve been fighting for this funding to upgrade every regional rail line in Victoria.
The State Liberals told us to back down. The Turnbull Government told us we should be happy with whatever crumbs fell off the table in Sydney.
But together, we fought, and we won.
Labor MPs and supporters hit the ground and campaigned. They showed the Turnbull Government that Victorians will never back down.
Because of those efforts, every regional rail line in Victoria will be upgraded.
Because we worked together and took them on, 1,000 new jobs will be created.
This is how we fight and win.
But there’s much more to do, and there’s bigger battles to come.
So get involved now, and help us keep fighting for the things that matter.