Time for chasing down the best tasting chips is over as politicians have to go back to work today. The House is sitting, and as is traditional, the Prime Minister will make his “statement”.
The Prime Minister’s statement is the annual equivalent of what the Governor General or the Queen does at the State Opening of a new Parliament (after an election).
It serves the same purpose (a mix of state of the nation and statement of intent) but with less pomp and pageantry.
The Prime Minister and each member of the governing coalition get a chance to outline a vision for their future intentions and every single opposition MP gets a chance to hold the government to account or to paint their own picture of what an alternative government would look like.
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