TANYA PLIBERSEK MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION
SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN
MEMBER FOR SYDNEY
PARLIAMENT HOUSE, CANBERRA
WEDNESDAY, 24 NOVEMBER 2021
SUBJECTS: Scott Morrison’s chaos; cost of living.
JOURNALIST: What do you make of the chaos over the last two days?
TANYA PLIBERSEK, SHADOW MINISTER FOR EDUCATION, SHADOW MINISTER FOR WOMEN: People are sick of a Prime Minister that causes chaos and lies to them. While their wages are going backwards - petrol prices, childcare, rents are all going up. Australians are really worried about how they are going to make ends meet, and instead of a Prime Minister that is with them in this, trying to make their lives a bit easier – they’ve got someone who wants to divide them and cause chaos.
JOURNALIST: How dangerous for the Labor Party and the Liberal Party do you think the Palmer United Party will be in the next election?
PLIBERSEK: We will be fighting the next election on the things that matter to Australian families: a secure job with decent pay, wages going up when you work hard, a roof over your head, affordable cost of living - petrol, rent, groceries - that's what matters to people. We've got policies out there already that are about bringing down the cost of energy, bringing down the cost of new cars, bringing down the cost of childcare, making sure we've got more affordable housing. That's the ground we'll be fighting on.
JOURNALIST: Do you think Scott Morrison's in trouble at the next election?
PLIBERSEK: I hope so.