House debates

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Statements by Members

Morrison Government

1:51 pm

Photo of Joanne RyanJoanne Ryan (Lalor, Australian Labor Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Day 4 of 'The Muppet Show' and it just gets better and better. Not to be outdone, the Nationals have begun leadership speculation, according to media reports this morning and according to some of the Nationals. We've just heard in this chamber from those opposite that what we need is people who are stable, considered and effective! Well, I think you should be talking to the Nationals rather than the people of Wentworth. We have a government yet to explain why Malcolm Turnbull is no longer Prime Minister. Yet we have their coalition partners not remembering why the member for New England is no longer Deputy Prime Minister. Well, everybody in here remembers why the member for New England is no longer the Deputy Prime Minister. And what has changed since that happened? Nothing has changed since that happened. I call on those opposite, please, to act in the interests of the country. Wearing the flag is no substitute for good governance. Get your coalition house in order. What we need, to quote the member for Goldstein, is stability, considered people and effective government.