House debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Indo-Pacific Region

2:46 pm

Photo of Peter DuttonPeter Dutton (Dickson, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

This Leader of the Opposition was a central figure in the Rudd and Gillard governments. He was there for every decision that was made by Prime Minister Rudd and Prime Minister Gillard, not just in relation to cutting defence spending and taking money away from the soldiers of the Australian Defence Force; he was there when they made decisions—in fact, he was a chief advocate of policy which resulted in this country losing control of our borders. The more this Leader of the Opposition is known to the Australian people, the more they know he is a weak, weak leader. If they want to ask a question, I'm happy to take a question, but I've been in this portfolio for 239 days, and the opposition defence spokesman hasn't asked one question.


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