House debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020

Questions without Notice

Workplace Relations

2:53 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. On Monday in this House the Prime Minister refused to guarantee that no worker would be worse off under his new workplace laws. Why didn't the Prime Minister just tell the truth and admit he was already planning a cut to take-home pay?

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

It simply wasn't true; that's why. That wasn't true. You know, I get it. I get it that the Leader of the Opposition is under a lot of pressure. I get it that he's becoming more desperate by the day. This week has just underlined that. What he suggested is untrue.

Opposition Members:

Opposition members interjecting

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The Prime Minister will resume his seat. Members on my left! Did the Leader of the Opposition have a point of order, and has the Prime Minister concluded? If so, we'll go to the next question.