Opposition Leader criticises Jim Chalmers ‘sneaky’ move on $5 note artwork selection
Deputy Leader of the Liberal Party, Sussan Ley joined Chris O’Keefe as the Freedom of Information request revealed the truth behind the $5 artwork change.
It’s been revealed that the RBA offered Federal Treasurer Jim Chalmers a choice of whether the new $5 note should feature the King or not.
When asked, Treasurer Jim Chalmers told the RBA that the Government wanted to scrap the King, and instead use a First Nations artwork.
Chris questioned ‘if the Prime Minister wants us to be a republic, shouldn’t we be voting on it?’
Sussan Ley told Chris that Jim Chalmers has been ‘sneaky’ because he said this was independently decided by the Reserve Bank.
“When in fact according to information released through freedom of information, he made the call,” she said.
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