Senate debates

Monday, 9 December 2013


Clean Energy Finance Corporation (Abolition) Bill 2013; Second Reading

12:56 pm

Photo of Ian MacdonaldIan Macdonald (Queensland, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

It was designed to do that, Senator Mason; you are absolutely correct. That is why the Australian public in droves, in safe Labor seats, voted for us. I know we are pretty good apart from that, but people in safe Labor seats voted for Liberal candidates because they would get rid of the carbon tax. I do not know how long it is going to take the Labor Party before the penny drops, but that is what the people of Australia want. I desperately hope that you will knock it back this time and the next time and go to a double dissolution election on it, because it would mean the end of the Australian Labor Party as it is known. It may mean the increase of the Democratic Labour Party. It may mean that the Greens will pick up that ultra-left-wing vote, a little bit of which still goes to Labor. So, if you want to see the end of the Labor Party, please knock this legislation back. If you have any interest in your own principles and what you believe in and what you think needs to be taken to parliament every time—


No comments