One vote has saved Peter Dutton from facing a no-confidence motion, for misleading parliament. But the Opposition vows to continue the pressure on the Minister. In the meantime, Scott Morrison went bush to talk ‘common sense’ about helping drought stricken farmers.
Susan Li reports.
The PM was having trouble finding the driver’s seat.
“Get in boss. Doesn’t look good on your arse!”
Scott Morrison wants a new agenda.
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister: “Thanks for the help there, buttholes.”
Announcing trucks carrying fodder and hay to farmers will now no longer be stopped at state borders.
Scott Morrison, Prime Minister: “That would remove the need for about 6,000 permits a year and it just means that those getting hay to where it’s needed, they can keep on trucking.”
As Mr Morrison was spruiking relief for farmers, his Home Affairs Minister was coming under increasing pressure.
Adam Bandt, Greens MP: “Peter Dutton failed to tell parliament the truth.”
The Greens, behind a push for a no-confidence motion against the Minister, after a Senate Inquiry found he misled Parliament over his au-pair visa interventions.
Peter Dutton, Home Affairs Minister: “For me it’s water off a duck’s back. I’m not going to take any notice of the witch hunt that is being conducted.”
Mr Dutton denies any wrongdoing.
Susan Li, QUT News.