Labor driven by Greens on East West: PM

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    PRIME Minister Tony Abbott has blamed the threat posed by the Greens for Victorian Labor's "bizarre" backflip on the East West Link, a claim Opposition Leader Daniel Andrews denies.

    MR Abbott said on Friday the Commonwealth had committed money to the road project because it was vital for the nation and Victoria.

    "It's bizarre to have a would-be premier say one day that contracts are sacrosanct and then the next day that contracts will be torn up because he's in the pockets of the inner-city Greens," Mr Abbott told reporters in Melbourne.

    "Plainly, it will be built under the coalition. It won't be built under Labor."

    Mr Abbott was confident the project would proceed.

    Dr Napthine says Labor's move is irresponsible, putting at risk $3 billion, business certainty and more than 6000 jobs created by the project.
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