House debates

Thursday, 17 February 2022

Questions without Notice

Regional Australia

2:22 pm

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

The member for Hindmarsh says there's no room for gas in Australia's prosperity—no room for gas. That's going to make things rather difficult for us in the future, isn't it?

The deputy leader of the Labor Party—and this is the best one—said: 'The global market for thermal coal has collapsed, and at one level that’s a good thing …'. Hear that, Central Queensland? Hear that, Hunter Valley? He thinks you losing your job is a good thing. That is going to be very interesting. I went back to the member for Hindmarsh, and I just put in his name—which I can't mention—and coal. The first thing that comes up—five words—'Labor say no to coal.' So things aren't looking good for the Hunter Valley. They're not looking good for Central Queensland. And the reason is the Greens-Labor alliance. The galahs over there on that side are going to put at risk the people of Central Queensland. They are doing it at this very moment. They are in coalition in the ACT. We live in an area of a Greens-Labor alliance. They were in coalition in Tasmania, and they have been in coalition federally. And we remember the wedding photo: the Prime Minister, the Greens and the 'Independents'—

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