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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Page: 72


Mr BOWEN (McMahon) (10:49): I seek leave to move the following motion:

That the House:

(1) notes that:

   (a) the Prime Minister and Treasurer have for months railed against reforms to negative gearing;

   (b) this morning, it has been revealed that the Prime Minister and Treasurer were in fact rolled in Cabinet on reforms to negative gearing by conservative Members in their party loyal to the Member for Warringah;

   (c) this is the first time in more than 40 years that a Prime Minister and Treasurer have been rolled on a central economic reform; and

   (d) if the Prime Minister and Treasurer can be rolled on an economic reform by factional forces then the Member for Warringah was right that "This government has been in office — not in power"; and

(2) therefore, condemns the Prime Minister for failing to provide the new economic leadership he promised but instead being led by conservative Members of his party.

Leave not granted.

Mr BOWEN: I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the member for McMahon from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House:

(1) notes that:

   (a) the Prime Minister and Treasurer have for months railed against reforms to negative gearing;

   (b) this morning, it has been revealed that the Prime Minister and Treasurer were in fact rolled in Cabinet on reforms to negative gearing by conservative Members in their party loyal to the Member for Warringah;

   (c) this is the first time in more than 40 years that a Prime Minister and Treasurer have been rolled on a central economic reform; and

   (d) if the Prime Minister and Treasurer can be rolled on an economic reform by factional forces then the Member for Warringah was right that "This government has been in office — not in power"; and

(2) therefore, condemns the Prime Minister for failing to provide the new economic leadership he promised but instead being led by conservative Members of his party.