David Pocock welcomes Zed Seselja's AIS Arena commitment, but says it's 'not the big issue' for Canberrans

· Updated April 12 2022 - 2:40pm, first published 1:30pm
Independent candidate David Pocock. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong
Independent candidate David Pocock. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Independent ACT Senate candidate David Pocock has described a $11.4 million Morrison government commitment to rehabilitate and reopen the mothballed AIS Arena as "more like the routine maintenance of infrastructure" and has urged election debates on the "bigger picture".

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Karen Barlow

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