House debates

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Matters of Public Importance

Economic Leadership

3:35 pm

Photo of Alex HawkeAlex Hawke (Mitchell, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister to the Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

I encourage the shadow Treasurer to take a breath occasionally, especially if he is going to criticise Barnaby Joyce so much, when he is working so hard to emulate him by turning a bright beetroot colour as he delivered that sermon about good government. If you are going to deliver a sermon about good government, I think you ought to come to the table with some experience in good government. I am happy to compare the credentials of this Treasurer with those of the shadow Treasurer. I am happy to go through it in detail.

Many people here today and many people listening will not remember all the depths that were plumbed by the previous Labor government, but we do. We remember everything. We remember every single policy failure of the Rudd-Gillard-Rudd government. Let us start with my favourites. At the top of the list—


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