Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Questions without Notice

Liberal Party Leadership

2:15 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Vice-President of the Executive Council) Share this | Hansard source

Our Prime Minister is somebody who works every single day to make our economy stronger, create more jobs, get the budget back into surplus, and ensure that Australians can be safe and secure. Senator Kitching asks me about the banking royal commission. Well, guess what? Who initiated the banking royal commission? Who was that? It was Treasurer Morrison. It was Treasurer Morrison who initiated the banking royal commission.

You ask us about the change in rules when it comes to the Liberal Party leadership. Guess what? Mr Morrison, as well as being a strong and effective leader, is also somebody who listens and who acts on what he has learned. We've gone through a process internally within the parliamentary Liberal Party which has led to the change that we announced yesterday. I believe it's a change that has the overwhelming support of the Australian people. It certainly had the overwhelming support of our party room last night. Of course, I'm not surprised the Labor Party is worried.


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