Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has been grilled over his previous use of the word ‘bargain’ in relation to the controversial land sale connected to the second Sydney airport.
‘What I said was, in time, when we look back at this and we say, “Well, at least the land next to the Western Sydney airport is commonwealth-owned”.’ Questions about the decision to spend $30m on a parcel of land near the Western Sydney airport worth just $3m were also directed at prime minister Scott Morrison.
Paul Fletcher gets asked about whether or not he has confidence in the Australia Post board.
He goes on about how the changes have helped people get their packages.
Eventually we get to:
I think we can say that Australia Post is dealing with a difficult set of challenges, but in doing that, they have responded well to meeting the needs of Australia. All of us can ask, do we have confidence in the board and management of Australia Post, we say on this side House, let’s judge them by the quality of the services and the outcomes they’re delivering. That’s what we do on this side of the House.