Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Questions without Notice

Deputy Leader of the Nationals

2:54 pm

Photo of Fiona NashFiona Nash (NSW, National Party, Deputy Leader of the Nationals) Share this | Hansard source

No. And isn't it interesting that we have an opportunity to talk about the things that are important to the people of Australia but, again, we see those opposite choose not to. Those on the other side want to talk about citizenship. On this side, we want to talk about the future of regional Australia, about making sure that our children and our grandchildren want to go back to regional communities that are thriving and growing into the future. That's the thing that matters to the people I talk to out in the regions: making sure we have strong regional economies so that we can have the backbone driving this nation. Those on the other side want to talk about citizenship. Do you know what that does? It just throws up the fact that the Labor Party has absolutely no plan for regional Australia—absolutely nothing. On this side we're going to keep delivering. We're going to make sure that we do ensure the future of regional Australia. It is a very sad indictment on the Labor Party that question after question is about citizenship and not about the priorities for the Australian people.


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