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Government protection racket saves Ferguson from debate on no confidence

The Liberals have used their numbers to prevent debate of Parliament’s confidence in the Health Minister.

The Auditor-General’s damning report into the health crisis has laid bare the collapse of health services under Michael Ferguson.

For a motion of no confidence to be debated, it must be agreed to by a two-thirds majority of Parliament, which the Liberals did not allow because they cannot guarantee Michael Ferguson will survive the vote.

“This is chaotic minority government in action,” Labor Leader Rebecca White said.

“The Liberals finally know that Michael Ferguson is a lost cause and are now running a protection racket to avoid a vote on the floor of the house.

“If the Liberals had any confidence in this failed Health Minister they would have argued their defence of him in Parliament. Instead they used their numbers to avoid the debate.

“The fact is Michael Ferguson needs to be sacked by the Premier but Will Hodgman is too weak to act.”

Rebecca White MP
Labor Leader