Mr BROADBENT (McMillan) (13:56): Let me change the mood. What if I put a proposition to this House that the Greens, the Independents, Labor, the Liberal Party and the National Party can all agree on? What if I put a proposition to you that enhances apprenticeships, that is carbon neutral, that is world’s best practice environmental activity? What if I put a proposition to you that enhances job opportunities in reginal Australia? What if I put a proposition to you that makes every Australian feel good about what they do and when they do it? What proposition can I put to you that gives the opportunity for communities to grow and the opportunity for jobs and education in regional areas? What proposition can I put to you that joins us all together as one in support of my support for the CFMEU in my area? What proposition is there that joins us all together? I will tell you what it is. Do you want to give me an hand and tell me what that proposition is? The proposition is this: the one thing that can join us all together in regional Victoria in my the seat of McMillan, in the Gippsland area, is to lean over your desk, in every workplace in Australia, and open up a ream Australian-made paper. That is how good we are. It is a great opportunity—take it!
A paper proposition – 22 October, 2015
Oct 22, 2015 | Speeches