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Thursday, 13 September 2018
Page: 8964

Liberal Party Leadership

Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (14:13): My question is to the Prime Minister. Why does the Prime Minister refuse to tell Australians why Malcolm Turnbull is no longer the Prime Minister of Australia? The people of Australia deserve an explanation. Why can't he answer this simple question? Why isn't Malcolm Turnbull still the Prime Minister of Australia?

Mr MORRISON (CookPrime Minister) (14:13): There was a spill motion. It was carried. My colleagues elected me to be the Leader of the Liberal Party and hence the Prime Minister of the country. That's what I'm focused on, and I'll tell you what: they're having a good look at me, but they've already had a good look at you, and they don't want you.

Honourable members interjecting

The SPEAKER: If members could cease interjecting—so we don't get into a tangle here, I'm just going to remind the crossbench that it is the Independents' question.