Prime Minister backs Melissa Price’s role

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Scott Morrison has backed Durack MHR Melissa Price to retain her role as Environment Minister should she be re-elected and the Coalition retain government on May 18.

Speaking at the National Press Club’s leaders’ debate last Wednesday night, the Prime Minister said Ms Price remained his pick for the role.

Mr Morrison’s vote of confidence came after Labor leader Bill Shorten accused Ms Price of being absent during a heated exchange about ministerial resignations.

“I’m sorry if you think so many people leaving is a source of great amusement. I think it is more a judgment on the Government,” Mr Shorten said.

“Politics is a tough business,” Mr Morrison replied.

“We shouldn’t reflect on Members for their decisions to leave the Parliament as Mr Shorten just did.”

Ms Price was appointed Environment Minister in the Morrison ministry in August 2018.

She had previously held the assistant environment minister role in the Turnbull government.

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