Australian Conservatives MLC Robert Brokenshire says he welcomes today’s announcement by the Liberals that supports his long held policy for a Royalties for Regions fund.
"Australian Conservatives welcome this announcement as this is something we have been pushing to get for our regions for a number of years," Mr Brokenshire said.
"If the Liberals win Government next March and the Australian Conservatives are returned to the Upper House, it would guarantee that this policy would get through and that our regions will finally have guaranteed investment that would be annexed for their use."
"Royalties for Regions is a policy that I have pushed for because I believe it will deliver guaranteed investment which is necessary to develop our rural areas into vibrant regions with strong economies and provide the socio-economic foundation necessary for job growth."
The ABC noted this afternoon that the Liberal Party's position represented a backflip on their 2013 opposition to Mr Brokenshire's move to establish Royalties for Regions then.