House debates

Wednesday, 12 September 2018


Morrison Government

10:05 am

Photo of Dan TehanDan Tehan (Wannon, Liberal Party, Minister for Education) Share this | Hansard source

What those opposite are focused on are cheap political stunts. They're not focused on the Australian people, like the Prime Minister is. They're not focused on delivering outcomes. Let's remember the outcome that the Prime Minister did deliver when it came to the GST. There was a problem which Western Australia, South Australia and Tasmania said needed to be fixed in a way that dealt with them fairly. What the then Treasurer did was come up with a solution. What we haven't heard from those opposite is what they will do. What will they do to fix it? What's their solution? Nothing. That's why they come in here with these cheap political stunts. To those opposite: you're not focused on delivering outcomes for the Australian people. You're not focused on making sure that they have improved lives into the future. All you're worried about is coming in here and using some allegation from some report to try and say, 'Okay, there is something here that the Australian people need to be focused on.' We're not going to play your games. We are going to make sure that we are delivering for the Australian people, and that is what we will continue to do.

Look at what we are doing. One thousand jobs a day are being created. Just think for a minute about what that does for people's lives: the fact that we can create 1,000 jobs a day. That is transformational for those people who are getting those jobs. You should be applauding that. You should be applauding the fact that, right now, we have record jobs growth in this country. You should be backing the policies that are delivering that record jobs growth. You should be backing the policies that have delivered income tax cuts. You should be backing the policies which have seen small business tax reduced. That is what we're about. Why don't we hear more from you about that? Those are the sorts of policies which change people's lives.


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