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Thursday, 13 September 2018
Page: 42


Ms RYAN (LalorOpposition Whip) (13:51): Well, we've just seen a demonstration of the rabble, the shambles and the mess that's happening on the opposite side of this chamber. But I really want to appeal to those opposite, and say, 'Australia needs a government.' And, believe it or not, that's the job of those opposite at the moment. They're supposed to be a government. Instead, they are riven with dysfunction and division. They are having internal arguments via megaphones on the front pages of our daily newspapers. The new Prime Minister said he had pulled the curtain down on the muppet show, but every day it keeps coming back up again. Today we've got the Deputy Prime Minister trying to answer the big 'why 'question, the question everybody is asking, and he says it's about ambition, it's about Newspolls and it's about opportunity.

Today, in this place, those opposite failed again to fill the speaking lists. Again they've failed to talk about their constituents. Again they've failed to show up for adjournments. Again they've failed across this week to show up for legislation they've brought into this chamber. On this side of the chamber, we have people ready, united for five years behind a single leader— (Time expired)