House debates

Monday, 14 September 2015

Questions without Notice

Abbott Government

2:21 pm

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than the fact that we discovered last week that unemployment is down and employment is up—167,000 new jobs since this year began and 300,000 more jobs since this government was in office. This is because what we are doing is working with the creative businesses of this country. We are working with the decent, hardworking people of our country. We are stopping those dodgy, dishonest and corrupt union officials that that Leader of the Opposition is constantly protecting. We are stopping them from ripping off the decent workers of our country.

We are encouraging the decent businesses of our country to get on with it—with things like the free trade agreement with China, that this Leader of the Opposition is trying to sabotage with a campaign of racist lies. Now, I say to the Leader of the Opposition: stop listening to the CFMEU and start listening to the decent people of Australia, who want this country to go ahead under this government.

Comments

Tibor Majlath
Posted on 18 Feb 2016 10:11 am (Report this comment)

Name-calling is usually a sign of a weak argument.

It isn't racist to worry about jobs for your own citizens. It is always right to question what politicians are doing who constantly tell us it is for our own good. We hear that too often, and it is hard not to be a little wary and cynical of such high promises.