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Monday, 21 May 2018
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Mr BUCHHOLZ (Wright) (13:37): Recently there have been some amazing milestones that have been reached by both sides of the House. On this side of the House, Mr Speaker, we, the coalition government, have reached no less a milestone than the creation of a million jobs in Australia since coming to office—a significant contribution. In contrast, those on the other side have also reached a significant milestone—no less a milestone than $14 million in fines to the CFMEU. In the lead-up to the Super Saturday by-elections, constituents in all electorates will have very clear definition about which side of government they want. We have a bold forecast.

An opposition member interjecting

Mr BUCHHOLZ: Those on the other side will interject because the one million jobs that we have put on, when we first announced them, were said to be bold forecasts. They were, and we didn't think we would be able to reach them. But we have not only reached them; we have surpassed them. Seventy five per cent of those jobs have been in the small business sector, reducing welfare lines. We've been able to do this because we have got our tax settings in place. We're building and creating a stronger economy. Those on the other side are subservient to the paymasters of the CFMEU—recidivist offenders, according to the Heydon royal commission. Justice Heydon said that they were just terrible.