Apr 3, 2019

Questions Without Notice – Budget – Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (14:42): My—

Government members interjecting

The SPEAKER: Members on my right! Members on my right!

Mr ALBANESE: It’s coming!

Mr Pyne interjecting

The SPEAKER: Member for Grayndler—I’m just trying to contain myself at the irony of the Leader of the House complaining about the use of props. But I will enforce the rules. At this stage, I think I’m just going to give the member for Grayndler the benefit of the doubt, that he needs a large photocopier! But we’ll see how he goes.

Mr ALBANESE: Thanks, Mr Speaker. My question is addressed to the Prime Minister and arises out of the answer just given. Can the Prime Minister confirm that in the last few weeks his government did promise faster rail for Geelong, but last night’s budget failed to provide a single cent over the next four years to deliver the project, and that his $200 million promise for Kakadu became Kakadon’t, with not a single new cent in the budget? Doesn’t this just confirm that his government’s budget con job has already fallen apart? (Time expired)