Senate debates

Monday, 9 December 2013

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers

Automotive Industry

3:13 pm

Photo of Don FarrellDon Farrell (SA, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC) Share this | Hansard source

What I want to see and what all South Australians want to see is those senators on the other side from South Australia, who claim to have the interests of South Australia at heart, starting to put pressure on Minister Pyne. We know pressure works. I can tell you this, reading from a story by Paul Kelly. Do not leave, Senator Edwards, please. Stay and listen to this. This is what Paul Kelly, a very authoritative journalist, had to say about Christopher Pyne last week:

Christopher Pyne was personally given a letter by Tony Abbott that embodied the ERC's deliberations. He was given a tough job but he mishandled it, causing deep agitation within the PM's office.

Christopher Pyne got done over twice over the Gonski reforms: once by cabinet, because he was instructed to find the savings, and once by the Prime Minister, when he was told that he had to reverse those decisions.


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