The following is a speech made in Parliament yesterday by Steve Minnikin MP.
I welcome the opportunity to speak to the minister’s amendment. It saddens me from a democratic perspective that the 54th Parliament has come to this. The democratic socialists bunkered down in Peel Street are so delusional and inept that they really do believe their own propaganda.
I ran for public office in order to debate public policy in this august House, and the standard of debate has not elevated much over the first 12 months of my parliamentary career. This motion moved by the member for South Brisbane is big on pathos and emotion, but never let the facts get in the way of a great story for the idealistic left. I have read the background biographies on those seven economic illiterates opposite and it makes perfect sense as to why they are clueless. Simply put, they have no concept of the real world. Let us get back to some substance and facts as I only have around five minutes to speak and I could debate those opposite all night long.