House debates

Thursday, 8 September 2022


Ministerial Conduct

2:52 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | Hansard source

Okay, wake up everyone please. You can imagine in Tactics at the beginning of the week: they decided, 'We're going to have our first big suspension motion, and we're going to build up to it,' because after you lose office the suspension motion is your big moment, your crescendo, where you start to define what you're about. And the issue they picked to define what their opposition is about is that ministers aren't selling down shares quickly enough.

Let's just consider the shadow ministry that they are offering on this issue. If this standard were applied to them, the Leader of the Opposition would be in breach, the Leader of the Nationals would be in breach, the shadow Treasurer would be in breach, the Manager of Opposition Business would be in breach, the shadow home affairs minister would be in breach, the former Deputy Prime Minister would be in breach—


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