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Thursday, 13 September 2018
Page: 44


Mr CHAMPION (Wakefield) (13:57): This is the ATM government—the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government. We know they're divided, thanks to the Deputy Prime Minister today telling us it was all about Newspoll and ambition and, apparently, opportunity. Now anybody can be Prime Minister—you don't even have to explain to the Australian people why! We know this week there has been leak after leak after leak—the GST leak, the bullying speeches last night. This morning, we had big trouble from the Big Apple. There is a question over the constitutional eligibility of the member for Dickson and, of course, the whole government. But, you know, it's just another day at the office for the Prime Minister—just another day in government.

Mr McCormack: Forty seconds to go!

Mr CHAMPION: What did you say during your 40 seconds? Opportunity, Newspoll—something like that, wasn't it? That was a hell of a line—good explanation about why! You did a better job than the Prime Minister because you were honest with the Australian people, so thanks very much for that, Deputy Prime Minister. But the point is, ATM also stands for something else; it stands for 'at the moment'. And let's just face it: this Prime Minister is 'at the moment'. He can't explain why; he can't explain for how long. If you vote Morrison, you'll probably get Abbott.