The Infrastructure Minister, Graeme Sturges, has apologised to those parents for the angst he caused with his antics when trying to deal with the Hadspen bus issue.
The Ombudsman has forced Mr Sturges to see sense.
This sorry debacle for the Minister just highlights how Tasmanian parents and students would benefit from the Liberals' policy of free bus travel for students.
It is good to see that Graeme Sturges has finally apologised for any angst he caused through his disastrous handling of the Hadspen bus issue.
It was reported that when the Minister met in October last year with Hadspen parents who were concerned about the unfair way the Minister's school bus policy was affecting them Mr Sturges said "if you want a blue, you've got a blue".
This follows on from the Minister reportedly swearing at a Tasmanian man last December.
Unfortunately, Mr Sturges doesn't win many fights. We all know that when he tried to fight for funding for Tasmania from the Federal Government, he lost. Not that it was much of a fight. Now it appears that he has lost his fight against a group of concerned parents from Hadspen who only wanted to be treated fairly.
The Ombudsman's decision to back the Hadspen parents is welcome and I'm glad to see that at last the Minister will be forced to see sense on this issue from someone that he can't try and bully.
This whole affair just highlights how the Government's policy is taking Tasmania in the wrong direction and how Tasmanian parents and students would benefit from the Tasmanian Liberals' policy of making bus travel free for students.