Senate debates

Monday, 21 June 2021

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers

Morrison Government

3:11 pm

Photo of Tim AyresTim Ayres (NSW, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Poor old Mr Chester—former Minister Chester—who, we're told, is the only decent person among that bunch of clowns looking for a rodeo. He's the only one who has shown any decency over the course of the last eight years of this miserable, incompetent government, and he's the first to get the chop, because the people surrounding Mr Joyce are going to make sure they get what's coming to them out of this leadership change.

Mr Joyce left with very serious allegations surrounding him, from the short period that Mr Turnbull was in office. They have not been satisfactorily dealt with. Despite the findings about the allegations brought by Ms Marriott—that she was forthright, believable, open and genuinely upset—the National Party in its investigation into itself said, 'Unable to make a determination'. What has driven this change? I will tell you what: it's all about climate change, as it always is. The only thing that this is going to do is improve the old podcast industry. I'm not sure whether it's 'weatherboard' that's being deleted or 'iron', but poor old Mr Joyce—it will be very interesting to see whether he continues his podcast. (Time expired)


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