Wednesday, 4 December 2019
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister for Infrastructure and Transport and Regional Development. Will the Deputy Prime Minister please inform the House how the Morrison and McCormack government's stable and certain budget management is building resilience for rural and regional Australia, ensuring future opportunities are realised?
I can hear the member for Hunter yelling out. He's just a recidivist. When I'm talking about building resilience in regional communities, when I'm talking about fires and when I'm talking about our farmers, he could be quiet just for a change. When I talk about our farmers, I talk about our free trade agreements—
Mr Dreyfus interjecting—
The member for Isaacs shouldn't be speaking again this week. He wouldn't know a farmer if he met one, quite frankly. What a disgrace he is! He wouldn't know a constituent. He doesn't even live in his own electorate.
When I talk about farmers, I talk about the three free trade agreements that we've been able to sign—
Mr Perrett interjecting—
we've been able to ratify and we've been able to pass through the Senate with Peru, Hong Kong and Indonesia.
We're building the Inland Rail—$9.3 billion. We're certainly investing $100 million into taxiways and runways for regional airports. That's building a better future. (Time expired)