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Thursday, 19 June 2014
Page: 6734


Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (14:47): I withdraw. And enough is enough. I seek leave to move to following motion:

That the House censures the Prime Minister:

(1) for repeatedly and deliberately misleading the Parliament and the Australian people by:

(a) claiming that the Prime Minister's Budget is an honest Budget;

(b) claiming that the Prime Minister has not broken any of the promises he clearly made to the Australian people before the election;

(c) promising there would be no new or increased taxes and then introducing a new GP tax and new petrol tax; and

(d) claiming that there are no cuts to schools, hospitals and pensions despite the Prime Minister's own Budget papers showing the Government is cutting $80 billion from schools and hospitals, and cutting pension indexation; and

(2) for his dishonest Budget which is hurting Australians.

Leave not granted.

Mr SHORTEN: I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Honourable the Leader of the Opposition moving immediately—That the House censures the Prime Minister:

(1) for repeatedly and deliberately misleading the Parliament and the Australian people by:

(a) claiming that the Prime Minister's Budget is an honest Budget;

(b) claiming that the Prime Minister has not broken any of the promises he clearly made to the Australian people before the election;

(c) promising there would be no new or increased taxes and then introducing a new GP tax and new petrol tax; and

(d) claiming that there are no cuts to schools, hospitals and pensions despite the Prime Minister's own Budget papers showing the Government is cutting $80 billion from schools and hospitals, and cutting pension indexation; and

(2) for his dishonest Budget which is hurting Australians.

Standing orders must be suspended because this is a government that cannot tell the truth about what they are doing to Australians—