Senate debates

Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Questions without Notice


2:25 pm

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

It's very simple. If we did not implement our plan and if Australia was subject to the alternative plan—the anti-business, anti-investment, anti-growth, anti-jobs and anti-opportunity plan of the Leader of the Opposition—it would lead to less investment, lower growth, fewer jobs, higher unemployment and lower wages. It would have a disastrous impact on the opportunity for Australian families to get ahead. But don't take our word for it. We now have it in black and white. We have it from the Leader of the Opposition's mouth. He has declared war on business. He is engaged in war on business. That is very bad news for all Australians, because nine out of 10 Australians work in a private sector business. Mr Shorten has declared war on all those Australians who work in the private sector business across Australia. Mr Shorten, if he gets elected as the Australian Prime Minister, is going to come after you!


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