OPPOSITION Leader Tony Abbott's economic growth plan announcement yesterday showed lack of vision for the state's small business, according to Tasmanian Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson.
Mr Whish-Wilson said the small business sector was the backbone of the state.
He said Mr Abbott's support of mega-projects dismissed the importance of small business to the economy especially in tourism and hospitality.
Deputy Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said Mr Abbott's Midland Highway promise had completely unravelled as grossly underfunded.
"Mr Abbott walked away today from his solemn commitment to duplicating the highway after finally admitting that converting all of it to a dual carriageway would cost more than the $400 million he has committed," Mr Albanese said.
Opposition finance spokesman Joe Hockey was with Mr Abbott in Tasmania and refused to be pushed on naming a date when the Liberals would detail their full financial package.
"We re-lodged all the work that had been done by the parliamentary budget office after the government released its updated economic and fiscal outlook," Mr Hockey said.
"We will release the full costings before the election well before the timetable that Labor has had in the past."
Federal Finance Minister Penny Wong said the Liberals had spent months trying to dodge scrutiny but with the election less than four weeks away Australians deserved to know their plans.
Bass Labor MHR Geoff Lyons said the money the Liberals had put up for the Midland Highway upgrade would pay for the Brighton to Mood Food (business) section.
"It's really a ridiculous promise," Mr Lyons said.