House debates

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Matters of Public Importance

Morrison Government

4:49 pm

Photo of Kevin HoganKevin Hogan (Page, National Party, Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister) Share this | Hansard source

I can hear members opposite agreeing with me. I'm delighted to speak about what the government has delivered, not only nationally but also locally. I know that the minister here, the member for Nicholls and other people in the chamber here could all stand up individually and talk for 15 or 20 minutes about what they've delivered just in their electorates, let alone—and the member for, whatever your electorate's called, on the Sunshine Coast.

I said this before in an MPI last week: this year, two generic themes have dominated our country and countries throughout the whole world. We have faced a great health challenge, and, because of the health challenge and the impositions that have been placed on businesses and economies, we have also faced great economic challenges. Whatever measurements you use in looking at how Australia has fared on the health issue, given the number of people who have been infected with coronavirus and the number of fatalities, tragically, from coronavirus, Australia has done very well compared with what has happened internationally. Australians feel very, very grateful that governments across this country have done so well with the coronavirus. There was a bit of a hiccup in the quarantine system in Victoria, but we'll let that one go today. Australians have felt safe with—

Honourable members interjecting

New South Wales—what a great example! I commend the New South Wales government. The New South Wales government is much better than any—

An honourable member interjecting

The Victorian government—a Victorian MP opposite me is talking about the Ruby Princess.

An honourable member interjecting

Your Premier stuffed up.

An honourable member interjecting

With your quarantine system, he stuffed up—


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