House debates

Thursday, 8 October 2020

Matters of Public Importance

Child Care

3:27 pm

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

There was a lot of hot air in that speech, but there was nothing there when it comes to a plan from those opposite for the childcare sector. As a matter of fact, the only thing we heard was them crabwalking away from the policy that they took to the last election. They're saying, 'Wait four hours.' I'm looking forward, in four hours time, to hearing from the Leader of the Opposition that they will not be taking a policy to the next election which will spend taxpayers' dollars topping up private sector wages. We all remember that policy that Labor took to the last election. We all remember that. And it's funny because, after the election, we had the shadow minister saying: 'I had nothing to do with it. It had nothing to do with me. I don't know where that policy came from.' She crabwalked right away from it. Then we had the shadow minister for employment saying, 'It had nothing to do with me.' Those who want to know what bad policy looks like, go and have a look at the policy about propping up private wages that the opposition took to the last election. Then have a look at the quote from Bob Carr. Have a look at what Bob Carr said about that policy.

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