House debates

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Infrastructure Australia

2:19 pm

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (New England, National Party, Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

What would you have said about Chifley—that his train wasn't big enough? What has happened to the Labor Party? Unless you are endowed with more letters after your name than the alphabet, they say that you are not good enough. The academic snobs now reside on the other side. Once we had a problem with them just being sneaky; now they are sneaky snobs. This is what we are getting. It's a new world order.

So we can say to the people of regional Australia: if you get yourself a Labor government, get ready to get sacked, because they don't believe in regional people. They don't believe in the coalminers. They don't believe in people who've done an honest day's work standing in a private business, building it up and then going into community service as a senior mayor of a senior regional city in Australia. It's not good enough for the Labor Party: 'Oh, no; you've got to live in Grayndler if you want a job in this joint; you've got to come from Grayndler.' How am I going—alright?


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