Transcript

Doorstop – Press Gallery, Parliament House

Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann
Minister for Finance
Leader of the Government in the Senate
Senator for Western Australia

Transcription: 

PROOF COPY E & OE

Date: 

1/3/2018

Topic(s): 

Minister Cash

QUESTION: As a well known WA Senator, were Michaelia Cash’s comments yesterday out of line?

MATHIAS CORMANN: Michaelia Cash is an outstanding Minister. She presided over record jobs growth. The Labor party clearly don’t like Michaelia Cash. That is nothing new.

QUESTION: But did she go too far?

MATHIAS CORMANN: Michaelia has withdrawn her comments. There is nothing further to add.

QUESTION: Should she formally apologise or would you be happy for someone else to say something similar about your staff?

MATHIAS CORMANN: Michaelia has withdrawn her comments. There is nothing further to add.

QUESTION: Is this just another distraction for the Government?

MATHIAS CORMANN: It is not a distraction for me.

Thank you.

[ENDS]

Senator the Hon Mathias Cormann, Minister for Finance and the Public Service, Perth