Scott Bacon MP is Shadow Treasurer

• Premier failing to lead Government
• Ferguson, Abetz taking charge of agenda

Shadow Treasurer Scott Bacon said today that the Premier has checked out, leaving the radical right-wing of the Liberal Party to set the agenda.

“The Premier has lacked the enthusiasm to lead the state for a while now,” Mr Bacon said.

“You’re more likely to see him taking selfies on the Great Wall of China or at the Melbourne Cup than talking about what our state needs to keep healthy and grow jobs.

“While the Premier is asleep at the wheel, the spiteful elements have seized their opportunity.

“The intervention of Michael Ferguson and Eric Abetz over the past couple of days is no coincidence.

“This faction of the Liberals is pushing their hardline, conservative agenda into Tasmanian households.

“It’s time the Premier started acting like he wants to be Premier. He needs to tell these destructive, divisive and offensive voices that their views are not welcome in a modern Tasmania.

“Without a strong statement denouncing these views, the public can only assume his leadership is on borrowed time.”