Oct 24, 2018

Statements by Members – Wentworth By-Election – Wednesday, 24 October 2018

The SPEAKER: The member for Grayndler will withdraw that.

Mr ALBANESE: I withdraw. They were in a forum saving Australia from the Left. You can imagine what it was like: ‘How can we subsidise coal some more? How can we punish asylum seekers more? How can we support more discrimination?’ These are the precise policies that drove the people of Wentworth away from the Liberal Party. They were there, in the heartland of Wentworth the night before, essentially campaigning for Kerryn Phelps, because anyone who was there that night would have been driven away from the Liberal Party—the right wing of the Liberal Party, frightened of the present but terrified of the future.