House debates

Thursday, 26 October 2017

Matters of Public Importance

Turnbull Government

3:27 pm

Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Leader of the House) Share this | Hansard source

I would love to talk about the New South Wales Labor Party, but there isn't time to go through Eddie Obeid; Joe Tripodi; Ian Macdonald—is he still in prison? I think Ian Macdonald is still in prison, isn't he? I would love to talk about the New South Wales Labor Party, but I've only got so much time. Bill Shorten said in 2015—

Mr Champion interjecting

Why don't you make another interjection? That last one was a great success. Bill Shorten said in 2015:

We recognise that the AFP is independent, they’ll make their own decisions about what they choose to investigate or not and that’s as it should be.

The Leader of the Opposition knows full well that the smokescreen he's trying to create is just that, a smokescreen to cover his embarrassment about his addiction to being connected to the union movement and his inability to stand up to the CFMEU or the AWU, or even Sam Dastyari or even Senator Kitching. If he won't stand up to the union movement, he won't stand up for the nation's interests.

Opposition members interjecting


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