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Thursday, 25 October 2018
Page: 11190

Morrison Government


Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (15:04): My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm that, over the last fortnight, his divided and unstable government has (1) lost its majority, (2) been divided on climate policy, (3) voted for a white supremacist slogan and (4) descended into civil war over whether or not Malcolm Turnbull should go to Bali? Dr Phelps is here in the House. Can the Prime Minister please explain why Mr Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister of Australia, for once?


Mr MORRISON (CookPrime Minister) (15:04): I can confirm that unemployment came down to five per cent in the last fortnight. I can confirm that we cut taxes for small and family businesses down to 25 per cent in the last fortnight. I can confirm that the AAA credit rating was affirmed today—in the last fortnight. I can confirm that this government has announced that it is going to take a big stick to the electricity companies. We're not going to take a big stick to homeowners. That's what I can confirm. I can confirm that we're focused on getting electricity prices down. I can confirm that this morning we announced $15 million to go out and support rural and regional communities to ensure that those who are absolutely stricken by drought are getting the helping hand that they need. I can confirm that tomorrow we'll be gathering together as a nation to ensure that we stay the course on our drought reparations, to ensure that we deliver the relief, we deliver the recovery and we deliver the resilience for the future. I can confirm that our government will always be focused on the issues that matter to Australians, and we will never get locked in the suited bubble of the Leader of the Opposition.