Premier Fires Off An Angry Text To David And Will During FIVEaa Breakfast

Jun 13, 2018

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Premier Steven Marshall has hit back at comments made on FIVEaa that he would probably like to walk away from the push to deregulate shop hours if he could.

7 News reporter Mike Smithson said deregulation laws were likely to be blocked by the upper house.

“The embarrassing thing for the government, unless there is a major turnaround… it just sends a signal that Steven Marshall made a grand promise -- it was one of his key planks -- and unless something changes it will fall flat on its face,” Smithson said.

“It’s one that I think the government, if it could walk away from it, it would probably like to at this point, but it has to go ahead… they thought they had a mandate to do it and they don’t.”

Moments later David Penberthy’s phone was buzzing.

“I just got a text from the Premier Steven Marshall: ‘What a load of rubbish. Will not walk away from our position to grow our economy.’ There you go.”

SMITHO: “I never said he would walk away from it, I said he probably wished it hadn’t happened… hello premier. Glad you’re listening. He loves me.”

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