Wednesday, 6 September 2017
Questions without Notice
Community Development Grants Program
In relation to the Hunter Valley, I'll take that on notice. But I would say to the Senate—and I appreciate the question from the senator; it is a policy portfolio related question—and point out again the fact that over the last few days there've been a number of questions from the Labor Party about issues that the people of Australia simply don't see as a priority. We've seen eight questions since Monday morning—two non-portfolio questions. Do you know how many questions the Labor Party have asked me about regional development since the beginning of the year? Thirty? Twenty? Ten? Two. There've been two questions since the beginning of the year on my portfolio. Since Monday morning, just in a very few short hours, we've seen eight on an issue that the Australian people don't see as a priority. Again, it's incredibly disappointing that the Labor Party are again showing their disregard for regional people.