WA Senator Peter Georgiou has accused the Prime Minister of virtue signalling after declaring there’d be no preference deal with One Nation at the upcoming election.
“The Prime Minister has clearly played into the hands of Labor, the Greens and left wing media, not realising he is knifing ordinary Australians in the back, as the Liberals did to former PM Turnbull, with this knee-jerk reaction” Senator Georgiou said.
“I have worked with the Coalition Government for two years on various pieces of legislation and have even supported Labor and Greens amendments on the floor of Parliament”.
“Let’s make no mistake, the events in New Zealand over the last few days have been gut-wrenching and terrifying, and I hope and pray this doesn’t happen again. However to make One Nation the scapegoat for an act of terror in another country is ludicrous and a long bow, and for the Prime Minister to politicise the event to this extent is reckless and irresponsible for a serving PM” the Senator added.
“Without One Nation, Western Australia would not have received a billion dollar boost in GST revenue; Kalgoorlie-Boulder would not have received a new MRI license for its hospital; Moora would not be getting the 8.7 million dollars to rebuild its Agricultural College; rural businesses would not have been eligible for a Wage Subsidy Scheme to hire apprentices and if it wasn’t for One Nation, the Government would be clueless when forming debate and policy on slashing immigration”.
“So in reality Australians’ concerns would be ignored without One Nation being on the floor of Parliament” he said.
“Right now Western Australia is home to the highest level of unemployment in the country and this has happened under Scott Morrison’s watch, making it harder for Western Australians to pay the bills and put food on the table”.
“If Scott Morrison wants to rule out a preference deal with One Nation, I say think again. You’ll be shooting yourself in the foot and spelling the end of so many marginal seats and effectively ending the careers of Minister Ken Wyatt and Attorney General, Christian Porter.
“Australians WILL have a choice at the next election and if the Prime Minister thinks he can play games, he will be outplayed by the most important players of them all- the Australian voters”.