Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 February 2010


Economics Legislation Committee; Reference

5:52 pm

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (Queensland, National Party, Shadow Minister for Finance and Debt Reduction) Share this | Hansard source

Chameleon. Well, it is not gecko; I was thinking of Mr Garrett’s shoulder. Yes, chameleon-like. A new species of chameleon is now developing. We will have this inquiry so that we can clearly spell out to the Australian people exactly who you are. We have to reveal all the chameleon-like tendencies, all the falsities and all the ridiculous propositions that have been put forward in this moral issue of our times. It is the biggest economic document—bigger than the GST—that has been foisted on the Australian people. We will show the Australian people the bullet that they have avoided. We know it is not going to go through. It is an absolute dog of a scheme. Everyone knows that now. We will show you what economic responsibility really is. If you want to see what irresponsibility is, it is Labor’s ETS.


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