Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Statements by Members
M1 Pacific Motorway, Morrison Government: COVID-19
So you're back from outer space—at least, that was the inquiry—and I look to see you there with that sad look upon your face. I should have changed that stupid lock. I should have made you leave your key, member for New England, if I'd known that you'd be back to bother me. I say, 'Go on, now, go'—I will survive, but I need the M1 done, member for New England. I need the M1 done for the people of my community. The New South Wales government has said that this government—now the Morrison-Joyce government—hasn't delivered enough vaccines and hasn't delivered quarantine. I've lost faith now in the member for Wagga Wagga; he's not delivering the M1 upgrade. So I am saying: deliver this. Deliver vaccines and deliver quarantine, but deliver the M1 upgrade in my electorate. It is the last chokepoint between Sydney and Brisbane—not that you can get out of Sydney at the moment, thanks to this government. Not enough people have been jabbed. We've heard so much gab from this Prime Minister. He is the master of spin and marketing, but he couldn't build a quarantine system to save himself. Now, everyone in my electorate and in Sydney have been impacted by this. All of the small businesses across Australia have been terribly impacted by this. There's only one person to blame, and that's the Prime Minister, now aided and abetted by the new Deputy Prime Minister.