House debates

Monday, 9 November 2020

Questions without Notice

Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

2:43 pm

Photo of Richard MarlesRichard Marles (Corio, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Defence) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm the Priorities and Delivery division in his department, which he announced in August last year, lasted around six weeks, and can he confirm his Priorities and Delivery deputy secretary lasted the same number of weeks, demonstrating the Prime Minister can't even deliver a delivery division in his own department? Is the Prime Minister noticing a pattern here?

2:44 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

The only pattern I'm noticing here is the juvenile nature of the Deputy Leader of the Opposition. The government will make arrangements through the Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to support the policies of the government.

On the matter that the member raised earlier, the earlier committee that he referred to did not have the purpose that he set out. The policy implementation committee was of a completely different purpose to the one he misrepresented earlier. If the Deputy Leader of the Opposition has nothing better to do than engage in these sorts of childish cheap shots, he should look for another job.