Transcript - Senate Doors Thurs May 31st 2018

31 May 2018

Transcript - Senate Doors Thurs May 31st 2018

SENATOR THE HON. DOUG CAMERON

SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS

SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS

SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES

 

E&OE TRANSCRIPT

DOORSTOP

PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA

THURSDAY, 31 MAY 2018

 

SUBJECT/S: Michaelia Cash, Jim Molan, Brian Burston   

 

SENATOR DOUG CAMERON, SHADOW MINISTER FOR HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS, SHADOW MINISTER FOR SKILLS, TAFE AND APPRENTICESHIPS:   Well I just find it outrageous that Michaelia Cash is still not prepared to be honest and open with the Australian public.

 

We now see that hundreds of thousands of dollars are being spent on a cover up as to her involvement and the involvement of her office. We have got so called independent organisations spending taxpayers’ money so that they can close this issue down.

 

It’s just unacceptable and if Malcolm Turnbull had any backbone, if he had any leadership ability, if he had any capacity to run that party he would stand her down or sack her.

 

It’s just unacceptable that we have got such a weak government, a government in disarray. I mean this government is a cross between a horror movie and a drama. It’s just always in trouble this government.

 

JOURNALIST: Do you have any comment about your comments yesterday in senate estimates with Jim Molan?

 

CAMERON: First of all I think Jim Molan should toughen up and he should stop being such a precious petal. I mean it is a real tough game sometimes in politics, he needs to understand that, and I just don’t accept anyone defending Woolworths against contract cleaners who were being ripped off and left with no money.

 

So I have got no problem standing up for the contract cleaners against Woolworths and I am certainly not going to take any rubbish off Jim Molan.

 

JOURNALIST: And what’s in senate estimates today for you?

 

CAMERON: I’ve got education policy and I’ll be looking at the $20 million that Simon Birmingham has spent on an IT system that has delivered nothing and has delivered nothing to the government.

 

So there is plenty on today. I am looking forward to it and this government is in complete disarray, It’s a government in chaos, it’s on its last legs, we see more and more division in this government, we just need a change of government.

 

JOURNALIST: What about Pauline Hanson’s Senator Burston supporting the government’s tax policy?

 

CAMERON: Probably that’s a tactic to give Pauline Hanson the green light to fall in behind Malcolm Turnbull and give tax cuts to the big end of town. Pauline Hanson and Senator Burston are basically right wing Liberals. They will back the Liberal government in, eventually, against the best interests of working people in this country.

  

They should be looking at the health system, the education system, a decent tax cut for ordinary people, not the nonsense that they go on with. Nothing surprises me with One Nation.

 

What we need is a Labor government to get in there and look after ordinary Australians. That’s what we need to do.

 

ENDS

Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra