Thursday, 1 November 2012
Yesterday the member for Cook said in the chamber that I had engaged in a 'blatant falsehood' by saying that he had said the infrastructure costs on Nauru would be $10 million. I table a document which shows the five separate occasions on which the member for Cook said exactly that publicly.
The minister for schools continues to claim that I want to sack one in seven teachers. I would point out to the House that the Commonwealth government does not employ any teachers in government or non-government schools—they are employed by the states—so that is a patently false statement.