Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister, and I refer to the conflicting answers given to my last question. Now that the Minister for Industrial Relations has been prepared to guarantee that the industrial relations legislation will leave no worker worse off, will the Prime Minister give the same guarantee that his legislation will leave no worker worse off?
I completely reject the assertion that has just been made by the Leader of the Opposition. Those on that side may be used to him verballing people on that side, but on this side we don't put up with that sort of thing. They might put up with it in the Labor Party and the union movement, but those who believe in individual liberties on this side of the House—
Honourable members interjecting—
He needs to be relevant to the question, which is very specific. We're after the same answer that the industrial relations minister gave, or not. It's a decision for him, but abuse of me is not relevant to the answer.
The Leader of the Opposition will resume his seat.
Government members interjecting—
Members on my right! The Prime Minister obviously, yes, was asked a very specific question, and he rejected the assertion in the question. So I'm listening to the Prime Minister, but he does have to be relevant to the question that was asked.