House debates

Tuesday, 23 May 2023

Questions without Notice


2:36 pm

Photo of Zoe McKenzieZoe McKenzie (Flinders, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. In the May budget the government made further cuts to infrastructure and referred hundreds of congestion-busting projects to yet another infrastructure review. Yet the government's own budget papers say a further 1.5 million people will come to Australia over five years. Why is this government putting at risk projects like the Melbourne Airport rail line, where work has now been halted?

2:37 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm very pleased to get a question about infrastructure from the member for Flinders. She has a look at the budget papers. There are no cuts in the budget papers. The dollars remain attached. Why don't you have a look at the budget papers? Whoever gave you that question—I think the tactics committee need to reconsider their strategy. As the Treasurer said, the next level from asking me questions about infrastructure will be asking me questions about the South Sydney rugby league football club.