a moronic mandate as explained by an educashun minister who lies...
Palmer United Party leader Clive Palmer has called on the government to take its harsher budget measures to an election.
He declared the GP co-payment and pension changes were not matters for negotiation and there was no chance his party would support them.
In an interview with ABC TV on Wednesday, Mr Palmer also predicted that the Prime Minister would not call an election if he could not pass his budget measures.
“Before we had this budget, in Western Australia the Liberal Party vote was down to 33 per cent. They had a seven per cent swing against the Coalition. They lost two per cent to the National Party, lost two per cent - the Liberal Party lost five, so I don't think he would go to an election,” he said.
Education Minister Christopher Pyne has been given the job of with dealing with Mr Palmer to try to capture his support for the government’s policies.
Mr Pyne said on Wednesday that he found Mr Palmer “a very easy person to deal with”, but it was Senate Leader Eric Abetz who would be responsible for negotiations with the three incoming PUP senators.
“By and large, we have a mandate to do most of these changes and I think the Senate will recognise that,” he told the ABC.
“We can't have a situation in Australia where we're ungovernable and I think the Senate knows that but I think Mr Palmer is well aware of that.”
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