GOVERNMENT “GAGS DEBATE” ON NO CONFIDENCE MOTION AGAINST THE PREMIER
NSW Labor has condemned the Government for cutting short debate on the no confidence motion it brought against the Premier, Gladys Berejiklian.
The Government allowed just two Labor speakers and two Liberals to address the issue. Not a single member of the crossbench was given an opportunity to speak before the matter was put to a vote.
The Premier left the chamber before debate began.
The Manager of Opposition Business Ryan Park said:
“There is no motion more serious than no confidence in a Premier. The Government’s decision to gag debate is outrageous.
“This is a protection racket. They shut the debate down because they know the Premier’s position is untenable.
“The Premier must be beyond reproach. The Premier must put the people of NSW first and report not just wrongdoing, but any suspected wrongdoing,” Mr Park.
“That didn’t happen. Gladys Berejiklian’s behaviour has eroded trust in the office of Premier and that’s why her position is untenable.”