House debates

Thursday, 15 May 2008

Rudd Government

Suspension of Standing and Sessional Orders

3:49 pm

Photo of Wayne SwanWayne Swan (Lilley, Australian Labor Party, Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

This is, I think, the fifth attempted suspension motion this year. Do you know how many there were in the whole of last year? There were three. What we have is another desperate manoeuvre from the member for Wentworth, who is absolutely desperate to get on TV tonight, to get on TV before 7.30 tonight, to get on TV before the Leader of the Opposition tonight. This is a speech on a motion which was moved by someone who is a pretend leader and perhaps a temporary leader, the pretender from Point Piper. We have heard a lot about his record. He likes to parade himself around as if he is some expert in business, a guru in economics. We have heard a litany of figures from him today, all of which are absolutely incorrect, and we have had to go through the embarrassment of his inaccuracy being shown up by Goldman Sachs, his former employer.

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