Deputy Greens Leader Adam Bandt MP said that today Tony Abbott’s agenda was writ large as his Government prevented parliament from fully debating the laws to cut welfare and repeal the price on carbon and mining tax.
“Tony Abbott’s Government gagged parliament so they could deliver for this country’s 1%,” said Mr Bandt.
“Tony Abbott knows that the Australian people are seeing through his lies about the Budget and his lies about global warming.
“Rather than allow a full debate on fixing the mining tax and keeping the price on pollution, the Government is running away from scrutiny.
“We need a full debate in this parliament about making the likes of Gina Rinehart pay a bit more so that sick people don’t have to fork out to go to the doctor,” said Mr Bandt.