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Thursday, 9 February 2017
Page: 527


Mr CHAMPION (Wakefield) (13:54): I, too, watched the Prime Minister incredulously yesterday. 'Bad Malcolm' returned, charging around the building like a wounded bull. Unlike the member for Shortland, I was not thinking about US presidents; I was thinking about Jack Nicholson in The Shining—'Here's Malcolm!' Today he has been telling us all that he does not suck up to billionaires and, yet, I looked at The Monthly and there was a picture of him famously standing up to Kerry Packer—that is, before he betrayed Kerry Packer. The bit I really like about this article in TheMonthly is where it says:

Packer's friend and legal adviser Malcolm Turnbull brought along some US junk-bond holders who were hoping to get at least some of their money back after a catastrophic attempt at privatising the Fairfax group by 'Young' Warwick …

Here is a man who has spent a lifetime standing up to billionaires—that is what he actually said in a press conference today. Did he stand up to the billionaires that host 19,000 registered businesses at Ugland House, a place that President Obama called 'the largest building in the world or the largest tax scam in the world'? Malcolm Turnbull had five investments with a minimum investment of $1 million per investment. (Time expired)

The SPEAKER: The member for Wakefield will refer to members by their correct titles.