A wise and frugal government which leaves men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement. This is the sum of good government. - Thomas Jefferson
THE government has been accused of cynically using the National Broadband Network and the GP super clinics program to sandbag marginal seats.
The accusation came after Julia Gillard and Wayne Swan yesterday travelled to Townsville to launch construction of the NBN on the mainland in the ultra-marginal electorate of Herbert -- one of several marginal seats that benefit from the early rollout.