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Minister for the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts 2001-2004

The Hon Dr David Kemp, MP



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Media Release
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Dr David Kemp

25 June 2004

Riverbank robbery! Labor's true deceiver strikes again

It would appear official. Labor's environment spokesman, Kelvin Thomson, has confirmed again that someone has held up the RiverBank and made off with $200 million.

Despite this, the ALP website still proudly proclaims that there is $350 million in its RiverBank, which is part of Mark Latham's second-rate water policy.

Mark Latham is apparently quite happy for Labor candidates to spread the news about a marvelous $350 million slush fund for the Murray. But it doesn't exist.

Mark Latham is trying to fool the Australian people. He should fess up now and correct his website to reflect the real balance. Or else he should put the extra $200 million in the RiverBank and tell the Australian people where he found it.

Time and money are about to catch up with Labor's True Deceiver.

Commonwealth of Australia