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Scott Morrison says negotiating with independents would be ‘insane’

Neil Mitchell
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Scott Morrison claims he won’t negotiate with independents to form government in the event of a hung Parliament.

Speaking to Neil Mitchell, Mr Morrison said negotiating with independents who are calling for a 60 per cent reduction in emissions, such as Kooyong candidate Monique Ryan, “would be insane”.

“Why would we run a government based on policies we don’t agree with?,” he said.

The Prime Minister has previously stated he won’t negotiate with minor parties, either.

NEIL MITCHELL: “You say that during a campaign because you won’t want people voting for independents … but are you seriously telling me you wouldn’t negotiate with them if that was the only way you could form a government?”

SCOTT MORRISON: “Why would we want to enter into a government where they’re calling for a 60 per cent reduction in emissions? I mean, we’re not going to do that. That would be insane. That would destroy the economy. That’s not something that people would have voted for us to do.”

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