House debates

Monday, 22 February 2010

Minister for Environment, Heritage and the Arts

Censure Motion

3:44 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the House) Share this | Hansard source

I rise on the 35th time that those opposite have attempted to move a censure motion, suspend standing orders or move a dissent motion in this term of parliament. We have had almost 30 hours of debates on censures and suspensions. Why? It is because those opposite do not actually have an alternative view about running this nation to put forward. The Leader of the Opposition said on Sky News on 8 December:

… it is a two stage process. But the first stage is making the Government look bad.

He went on. Once he became leader he said on 11 January:

I mean, if in doubt our job is to oppose.


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