Tuesday, 5 December 2017
Today, in question time, I asked the Prime Minister if he would support Labor's policy for 10 days of domestic and family violence leave. He used the second half of his answer to deliver an angry rant about the CFMEU and make allegations about my visit to the Oaky mine. As I have already said in this House about that very issue, I do not condone unlawful or disrespectful behaviour, no matter who does it. I was shocked to read those reports and the language is disgusting. But I think it is a sign of how low this Prime Minister has sunk that he uses a question about helping survivors of family violence as a smokescreen for a personal attack and a political attack on me and the unions.
I will say to the Leader of the Opposition that everything he said was completely in order until the last part. He had gone beyond pointing out how he had been misrepresented. I pointed out before that he does have extra tolerance as Leader of the Opposition.