ScoMo still likes it quiet
SCOTT Morrison has again hailed his ability to stand up for ‘quiet Australians’ while taking a veiled swipe at ‘globalist protesters’.
The Prime Minister on Saturday addressed the annual state Liberal council meeting in Tasmania’s north, where his party won two crucial seats at this year’s federal poll.
“I told this story not long after the election, I was walking down Martin Place in Sydney and there was someone screaming and shouting about some globalist issue,” he said in Devonport.
“I said that doesn’t sound like a very quiet Australian to me. But people who don’t go around shouting, why? Because they are too busy running businesses, looking after their families and working in their communities.”
The Prime Minister has previously hailed his unexpected election success in May as victory for the quiet Australians. Bass and Braddon in Tasmania’s north and northwest were two working-class seats that shifted hands from Labor to Liberal. On his second visit to the state since then, Mr Morrison lauded his party’s economic management.
“A strong economy is the foundation. But it is not an end in itself,” he said. “We see it as not being about the numbers but about the people.”
Mr Morrison, who recently visited the Apple Isle to attend a local AFL grand final, labelled Tasmania as an economic turnaround state.
His comments come amid the federal government facing criticism for not undertaking further stimulatory measures to lift a slowing economy, even as the Reserve Bank earlier this week cut interest rates for the third time in recent months.