Senate debates

Monday, 24 November 2014

Questions without Notice


2:11 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

What we know from Mr Shorten is that he has promised to deliver a budget surplus more quickly than the coalition. Having been a senior member of the team that created the mess that we are currently dealing with and opposing most of the savings that we have put forward, he is not even able to get Labor to support Labor's own promised savings to bring the budget back to surplus sooner than the coalition. We want to see how he is going to do that. Where is he going to cut more deeply? Where is he going to increase taxes in order to get there?

And then we have this from Mr Shorten's press conference on the weekend:

One bit of good news about Australian politics is that Labor has been consistent in what it stands for.

Ha, ha, ha, ha—as if! Is that the Labor Party that said that we should not provide a subsidy to companies earning more than $20 billion a year?


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