Monday, 14 July 2014
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. Before the election the Prime Minister said:
I think the Australian people are sick of the governing party which makes decisions on the basis of squalid backroom deals.
Prime Minister, after the last few days, how do you reckon the backroom deals are going?
We said we would abolish the carbon tax, and that is exactly what we are doing—we are putting the abolition bill through the parliament. Members opposite keep saying that the government should honour its commitments, and that is exactly what we are doing. No thanks to the opposition, though—not only is the opposition trying to stop us from honouring our commitments, but it is trying to stop us from honouring their own commitments—the tax cut that they had abandoned; the savings that they promised and are now opposing; and of course the carbon tax that they said they had abolished, and that they now love. We are being absolutely faithful to the commitments we made to the public pre-election, and it is high time the Labor Party was, too.