Thursday, 23 March 2023
Statements by Members
I withdraw. The Prime Minister couldn't name the interest rate in April but thought he could promise Australians a cheaper mortgage in May. The Prime Minister knew there was a war in Ukraine and then promised a $275 reduction in power bills—28 times—after the invasion. And the Prime Minister promised no new taxes but broke that commitment too.
How can this arrogant out-of-touch Prime Minister seriously say, 'It's been a good 10 months'? The Prime Minister is breaking promises he made hundreds of times before the last election and ramming policies through this parliament that he didn't even mention once. This is a prime minister allergic to the truth. This is not the leadership the Prime Minister promised. He said he would leave no-one behind but he's leaving everyone behind. Small businesses: left behind. Workers: left behind. Mortgage holders: left behind. Retirees: left behind. Renters: left behind.
In the coalition, we are here for the small businesses of this great country and we are here for the mortgage holders in the suburbs and the regions.