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Tuesday, 11 September 2012
Page: 10192

Mr ABBOTT (WarringahLeader of the Opposition) (15:09): Madam Deputy Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ): Does the Leader of the Opposition claim to have been misrepresented?

Mr ABBOTT: I do, serially in question time today—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Leader of the Opposition has the call.

Mr ABBOTT: first by the Treasurer, who claimed that I opposed a company tax cut. This is wrong. I support a company tax cut, just not one funded by the mining tax. Then I was misrepresented by the minister for education, who claimed that I had a policy to cut education funding. This is false. Our policy is to support the previous government's funding system, which provides schools with six per cent more every year. Finally, the Treasurer claimed that I would keep the carbon tax. When I say there will be no carbon tax under the government I lead, I am telling the truth.