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Wednesday, 5 March 2014
Page: 1714


Mr PALMER (Fairfax) (14:15): I have a question for the Prime Minister. The carbon tax and the mining tax removal are key to the resurgence of the Australian economy. Why has the government not removed or proposed their removal from the day they were elected? Is it not true that only Palmer United can remove these taxes and break the gridlock in the Senate? Why would Western Australian voters vote for the Liberal Party when they cannot deliver on their promises? Western Australians must vote for Palmer United in the Senate, as only Palmer United can remove the carbon and mining taxes. Do you agree, Prime Minister?

The SPEAKER: I do not think I need either of the two at the dispatch box to say that only the very beginning of that question is in order. The rest will be totally ignored. The Prime Minister has the call. Does the member for Hunter have a point of order?

Mr Fitzgibbon: I was seeking leave to move an extension of time for the member for Fairfax!

The SPEAKER: I call the honourable the Prime Minister.

Mr ABBOTT (WarringahPrime Minister) (14:16): I do welcome that question from the member for Fairfax. I am absolutely delighted to hear that the member for Fairfax and his eponymous party propose to vote on 1 July in the Senate to abolish the carbon tax and the mining tax. That is very good news for Australia.