Barr needs earthing

Updated April 23 2018 - 10:44pm, first published May 9 2014 - 3:00am

Deputy Chief Minister Andrew Barr deserves to be roundly slapped for his lack of concern for hundreds of Hewatt Earthworks staff. According to the article ''Majura Parkway grinds to a halt'' (May 8, p1), Minister Barr assures us, the public, that this $288 million project is still on track, that the Hewatt work is 95 per cent complete and that the contractor has provided assurances this hiccup will not cause undue delay. Minister Barr, a Canberra company employing hundreds of Canberrans looks to be going into receivership and you are concerned about a road. Sort out your priorities and display a bit of empathy for your fellow Canberrans.

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