House debates

Thursday, 24 June 2021

Questions without Notice

Murray-Darling Basin

3:04 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. This week, members of the government, in both the Senate and the House, moved amendments to a bill which directly contradict a decision of cabinet on the Murray-Darling Basin Plan. Isn't the only way to ensure implementation of the plan for the Prime Minister to take the water portfolio away from the National Party, and will he do so when he reshuffles his frontbench?

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

[by video link] I don't agree with the Leader of the Opposition's characterisation of that issue.