Election 2022: Leigh Sales brutal question at 19:30 refused to answer

Scott Morrison finally agreed to a questioning from ABC’s Leigh Sales in the last week of the election, but said there was one question he wouldn’t consider.

Scott Morrison and Leigh Sales finally came face to face at 7:30, with the election just days away.

The ABC presenter grilled the Prime Minister about the Coalition’s new Super Homebuyer Scheme after critics suggested the plan to ease the stress of first-time homebuyers would actually drive up house prices.

But there was one question, about his future, that Morrison refused to answer. “I’m not contemplating that,” he told his host.

Appearing on ABC’s flagship show, Mr. Morrison was questioned about the alleged scheme of so-called “sports rorts” and his recent admission that he may be something of a political “bulldozer”. But Sales focused on the Liberal Party move to let homebuyers tap into their retirement to put up a deposit.

Under the scheme, buyers can now take up to 40 per cent of their retirement investment to buy their first home.

Citing retirement minister Jane Hume’s analysis, Sales asked how the policy could help Australia’s working class given current house prices.

“What’s the point of a policy that makes house prices already even worse?” Sales asked.

Morrison said the key affecting house prices “is the supply of houses” and promoted the idea of ​​more Australians owning homes to “invest in their future”.

“I mean, our real estate market, every year, (is worth) about $687 billion. This measure affects up to 1 percent,” Morrison said. “The suggestion that this will have any kind of significant impact, I don’t think it will stand up to scrutiny.

“What this does is allow people to get around on their own money, to help them buy a house, when they retire, they’ll be better off.

“When they buy that house, they will have lower mortgage payments because they have more deposit to help them get by.

“This is how you help people with the cost of living. You let them use their own money. Don’t lock him away from them. They should be in control of that. It’s theirs.”

On Monday, Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese said the scheme was an “attack” on future savings and future generations.

“If you take away people’s super-savings, that means more people will be pension dependent in the future, more pressure on budgets in the future, that’s what it’s all about,” Albanese told reporters in Perth.

“But this government, every opportunity it has to attack super, it does.”

Question Morrison would not answer

Morrison dodged a question about the possibility of a hung parliament and refused to say whether he would resign if the Coalition lost the election.

“Looking ahead to Sunday, if the Coalition has lost, can we take it for granted that you will no longer be leader?” Proven sales.

Morrison, who took pride in the past by thinking about the future, said he was not speculating about the ramifications of a loss in the election, which is five days away.

“I’m not looking at that being a scenario,” he said, as Sales pressed the issue of a hung parliament.

“Would you be prepared to step aside to give a new leader a fresh slate and a chance to negotiate with these people to keep the Coalition in government?” she asked.

“No, I’m not speculating on these scenarios, Leigh. Because my scenario, the scenario my team is working towards, is not to have a weakened parliament,” the Prime Minister responded.

“Not having a government that has to negotiate every day for its existence. If you were to do that, Leigh, over the last three years, Australia would not be in a stronger position than we are today. We would be in a weaker position. People would be worse. I want to avoid that.”

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