Government Performance

28 June 2023

I thank the member for Davidson for moving the motion. Just like the public interest debate last week, this motion is giving members on this side of the House a great opportunity to remind everyone how bad members opposite were in government. In just 12 weeks, this Government has done more for essential workers, the health system and education than members opposite did in 12 miserable years. I note the member for Oatley was yelling something about Young Labor Left. I had quite a bit to do with Young Labor Left during the campaign.

Ms Karen McKeown: Did you?


Ms Karen McKeown: Tell us more.

Mr NATHAN HAGARTY: I had a margin of 1.5 per cent and, after spending a few months with Young Labor Left, I now have an 8.9 per cent margin. I further note that the member for Oatley sits on 0.8 per cent. If he is keen to learn more about Young Labor Left, I am happy to send them to Oatley in four years' time. They can knock on doors in Mortdale—

Mr Mark Coure: Point of order—

TEMPORARY SPEAKER (Mr Alex Greenwich): The Clerk will stop the clock. The member for Oatley will outline his point of order.

Mr Mark Coure: As much as I would like to keep the motion about me—

Dr Hugh McDermott: What is the number?

Mr Mark Coure: It is Standing Order 129—relevance. As much as I would like this public interest debate to be about me, today it is not.

TEMPORARY SPEAKER (Mr Alex Greenwich): The member for Oatley will resume his seat. The member for Leppington is within the realms of relevancy. The member will continue.

Mr NATHAN HAGARTY: I am happy to send Young Labor Left to knock on a few doors in Mortdale. We can knock on doors in Peakhurst, Hurstville and Beverly Hills, and that tiny number of 600 votes that the member for Oatley is sitting on might be in trouble. When I saw the notice come through that we were to have a public interest debate on broken promises, I thought, "Where have I heard about broken promises from a government?" I did a bit of digging and I found this inTheSydney Morning Herald on 18 November 2021:

NSW government's trove of broken pledges holds promise for Labor.

When Dominic Perrottet became Premier, he got an incoming Premier brief. It obviously informed him about something he was well aware of, which was how bad the budget was, but it also went into the extraordinary details of the broken election promises that members opposite had railed out in 2015 and 2019. It was, I quote, "a staggering 913 election commitments". It gets better. Just 346 had been delivered. Apparently, 100 disappeared from the list. I have a long list of those broken promises, but I will not go through them.

Ms Karen McKeown: Oh, go on.

Mr NATHAN HAGARTY: All right, I will.

Mr David Harris: Just a few. Give us the highlights.

Mr NATHAN HAGARTY: What about this one: Do you have a commitment to sell WestConnex? "We don't have a plan for that." Remember that? And during the last campaign: Do you plan to sell Sydney Water? "We don't have a plan for that." When I was standing at booths at Carnes Hill in Leppington for early voting, public sector workers were coming through. They knew about the trove of broken promises and they were ready to get rid of the previous Government, because they knew. Teachers and nurses were my favourite, but my "mostest" favourite was when someone turned up in a blue uniform that had "Sydney Water" written on it.

Mr Stephen Kamper: They're the bestest!

Mr NATHAN HAGARTY: They were because they knew that if members opposite were re-elected, they would have plans for it, like they had plans for WestConnex. On this list we have Active Kids; we have delivered on that. We have housing, which has been mentioned. We have stopped the sell-off on privatisation and wages. I am done! <Time Expired>