THE Prime Minister’s cabinet reshuffle has resulted in a front bench that is distinctly lacking in experience and ability and it’s the Australian public who will pay, says Federal MP Warren Entsch.
“I think it’s an absolute shame that people with talent like Martin Ferguson, Kim Carr and Chris Bowen have had to step down,” Mr Entsch said today.
Despite being on opposite sides of the table, Mr Entsch has worked closely with the former Tourism Minister, Martin Ferguson, and former Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, among others.
“These are people with proven ability, who have been willing to work with me when I approach them about issues in Leichhardt.
“Unfortunately the Prime Minister is now trawling the bottom of the barrel and dragging out her left-wing faction-aligned individuals whose only qualification is their blind loyalty to her the elevation of Senator Jan McLucas is a case in point. She has done nothing significant in this community and is barely heard from, even on recent issues such as the property insurance and Tuberculosis crises, or access to our marine resources.”
Mr Entsch said it was unfortunate that the PM had not given due consideration to people’s capacity to be able to do the allotted task. “The really sad part about it of course is that even if they did have any talent, they haven’t got enough time to understand the portfolio and make good decisions accordingly,” he said.
“The PM is now in a position where it’s more about protecting her back and preserving her prime ministership and it has absolutely nothing to do with serving the interests of the Australian public.
“Bring on an election – it can’t come soon enough.”