Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

11 September 2019

Guy Barnett, Liberal Member for Lyons

Labor in chaos as faceless men and women war over Ogilvie

It is clear that Madeleine Ogilvie's re-election to Parliament has thrown Labor into chaos this morning.

And the question is, where is Rebecca White in all of this? Where is the leadership?

Labor’s faceless men and women are clearly at war behind the scenes on whether they want her or not - especially as they were the ones who campaigned to boot Ms Ogilvie from Parliament in the first place.

Rebecca White has been sidelined by Labor powerbrokers and the cracks are showing. Ms White does not have a Shadow Treasurer and her Shadow Health Minister revealed yesterday that she doesn’t even understand the Ambulance Tasmania budget.

With Labor engulfed in an internal personality crisis, they have dropped their much-vaunted promise to put the economy front and centre – they have not asked a single question about it in the last two weeks of sitting.

While Labor is focused on factional fights, and Rebecca White’s leadership hangs by a thread, the Hodgman majority Liberal Government remains focused on delivering on our Plan to grow the economy and create more jobs for Tasmanians.

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