Transcript: Sky News Live - Western Sydney Airport
Welcome back to NewsDay. We’re returning now to federal politics, and joining me live from Sydney is the Minister for Urban Infrastructure, Paul Fletcher. Mr Fletcher, good to speak with you, thank you for joining us. Firstly, I’m keen for your thoughts on your Coalition colleague George Christensen. He’s threatening again to leave the Government and go out on his own as an independent. A Nationals MP I spoke with earlier today described him as the boy who cries wolf – would you agree with that analysis, or could Mr Christensen be serious this time?
Transcript- ABC Radio Sydney, Breakfast with Robbie Buck: Western Sydney Airport
Paul Fletcher is the Federal Minister for Urban Infrastructure and joins us this morning. Paul Fletcher, good morning.
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