House debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice

National Reconstruction Fund

2:11 pm

Photo of Ed HusicEd Husic (Chifley, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Industry and Science) Share this | Hansard source

Stay away from the swimwear. Don't be eatin' them raw onions. Remember the difference between 'repository' and 'suppository'. It's very important to do, because it is important that you do not morph into that.

We remain committed—and I say this to you, Leader of the Opposition—to working with the coalition on this if you're interested. But you cannot—in all seriousness, friends—claim to be the party of the working class and then vote against Aussie manufacturing. You cannot vote against blue-collar jobs. You cannot vote against making sure that people do well. No party of the working class votes against manufacturing, at all. You have a chance to redeem yourselves, and you can. We'll work with the Senate, we'll continue this, and we will deliver a great, nation-building piece of legislation.


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