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Wednesday, 13 November 2013
Page: 211


Mr HUSIC (Chifley) (18:59): I think what is surprising, what has most of the community in awe, is how these guys in opposition said one thing—they talked about debt and they talked about budget emergencies—and then came here and have suddenly become financially responsible. They are suddenly realising all the things that affect a budget—things that they refused to acknowledge before, when they were in opposition—and which frame budgets in a massive way and need to be dealt with. But they have never had the decency or honesty—and certainly not during this debate—to actually say why they have changed their mind on the way in which and the direction in which they are now taking the budget. The have not, for example—

The SPEAKER: It being 7:00 pm, and in accordance with the previous resolution passed today, I call the parliamentary secretary to sum up.