Scott Morrison has written to Bill Shorten for law changes to ensure gay students can’t be banned.WHAT WE LEARNED
* Monday is the 48th anniversary of the West Gate Bridge collapse, in which 35 men died.
* Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to Opposition Leader Bill Shorten seeking support for law changes to ensure students can’t be banned from schools for being gay.
WHAT THE GOVERNMENT WANTED TO SPIN
The n people don’t trust Bill Shorten because he flips and flops on policy.
WHAT LABOR WANTED TO TALK ABOUT
Government instability is the only reason why there is a by-election in Wentworth on October 20.
WHAT THEY SAID
“The prime minister has complained that voting for anybody but the Liberals in Wentworth will destabilise his government, but didn’t this prime minister destabilise the government in the first place when he and his colleagues deposed Mr Turnbull?” – Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
“A vote for anyone other than Dave Sharma, the Liberal Party candidate in Wentworth, is a vote that would undermine that certainty and would undermine the strong economy that our government is delivering.” – Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
“There will be a time and a place to address those issues.” – Morrison on addressing schools banning gay teachers.
“There is no such thing as dead in politics.” – Labor’s Joel Fitzgibbon quoting Agriculture Minister David Littleproud on special visas for foreign fruit pickers.
“The member for Hunter (Fitzgibbon) does a pretty good impersonation of the walking dead in politics.” – Morrison in reply.
@TimWattsMP As Peter Costello said, “very, very weird” #qt