Senate debates

Thursday, 30 March 2006

Family Assistance, Social Security and Veterans’ Affairs Legislation Amendment (2005 Budget and Other Measures) Bill 2006

In Committee

4:42 pm

Photo of Rod KempRod Kemp (Victoria, Liberal Party, Minister for the Arts and Sport) Share this | Hansard source

I think the general consensus is that, for reasons of which we are all too well aware, there was a reversal of positions in the last 48 hours of that election. It was a lucky election—and good on you. I am not complaining. I am not whingeing. Sometimes you win and sometimes you lose. The Labor Party is in desperate straits. Senator Evans’s remarks today illustrate that it is the same old Labor Party and it has a long way to go. You have to look at government policy overall for how we benefit families. This government has given a very high priority to families. Essentially, the vast proportion of Australian families vote for us because they know that we have delivered.

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