“Tell me, what do you have against stay at home mums?”
“All of these women are working just as hard, and some would argue harder than other working mums.”
Mr Morrison hit back, pointing out that his own wife was a stay-at-home mother.
“Every single mum works hard, I think everyone acknowledges that,” he said.
“The childcare subsidy is there so mums who are in paid employment go to work… It is designed to help families be in work, and get in work.
“We’re doing the responsible thing here.”
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Wilkinson went on to ask the minister if he had his sights on being the PM one day — and intriguingly, in true politicians’ fashion, Mr Morrison never actually gave an answer.
“It’s flattering, and it’s nice, but the real job is the one I’ve come on the program to talk about today,” he said.
“I will seek to do as much in politics as I have the opportunity to do, like any other member of Parliament. And there’s no shortage of ambition in this place.”
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