Wednesday, 3 April 2019
What we're seeing opposite here is a protection racket. Labor senators are coming in to try and protect this poorly performing Labor candidate up in Petrie because they know that Luke Howarth is a brilliant local member and Luke Howarth is going to hold Petrie like he did at the last election. The arrogance of Labor—they thought they were going to take Petrie in 2016, and they didn't. There was a swing to Luke Howarth. I guarantee you, Mr President, there'll be a swing to Luke Howarth at this coming election.
The choice is here: you can vote for a Labor candidate with all these allegations hanging over her or you can vote for one of the hardest-working members in parliament, Luke Howarth MP. You can send a message to the protection racket over there, send a message to the Labor Party, and say: are you going to stand up for the real serving members of the community, not these fake plastic Labor people who come in here and get their jobs in the Public Service? Stand up for people like Luke Howarth because they're going to stand up for you. Thank you.