Scott Morrison reveals what he was REALLY doing when he was accused of holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers by a Labor leader who dropped the C word
- Scott Morrison has addressed allegations he held a $5000-per-head event
- Steven Miles was speaking at Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon
- He said the Prime Minister was hosting an exorbitant dinner at the same time
- Appearing on Sunrise, Mr Morrison said the dinner in question was impossible
- The nation’s leader said he was watching Shrek with his daughter on Monday
Scott Morrison has revealed he could not have possibly held the $5000-per head event a Labor leader accused him of earlier this week.
‘Scott Morrison’s in town, he’s holding $5000-a-seat fundraisers, think about that,’ Mr Miles said at the event.
Appearing on Sunrise on Tuesday morning, the Prime Minister addressed the allegations levelled against him by Mr Miles, claiming he was actually at home during the time in question.
‘I was at home watching Shrek the musical with my daughter. There were no events that night,’ Mr Morrison said.
Scott Morrison addressed allegations he held $5000-a-seat events during an appearance on Sunrise on Tuesday morning (pictured)
‘He can’t even get that right.’
During the speech, Mr Miles dropped the c-word when talking about the Prime Minister, later blaming his stutter for the mishap.
‘Albo’s here with us at Labour Day while Scott Morrison’s charging $5000 a head to have dinner with him.
‘What a cun… contrast.’
When asked by host David Koch whether he was insulted by Mr Miles comments or if he believed the excuse, the Prime Minister said he had brushed it off.
‘This bloke’s got a bit of form, I’ll let him defend his own thing. He should step up to the responsibility of his position.’
Queensland Labor MP Steven Miles was speaking at a Labor Day event in Brisbane on Monday afternoon comparing PM Scott Morrison with Labor Leader Anthony Albanese
In his speech, Mr Miles compared Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese, who was in attendance at the free event, to Morrison’s ritzy dinner.
The MP, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words.
At a press conference following the event, Mr Miles said the gaffe was the result of his stutter rather than a shot at the PM.
‘I understand I might have stuttered while speaking earlier and some in the crowd might have misheard,’ he said.
‘What I said I want to be very, very clear that I was using the word contrast, the word contrast.’
The 43-year-old, who took over from Jackie Trad as deputy premier last year, said that despite his disagreements with Morrison’s policies, he would ‘never ever use language like that’.
‘I understand that was a slight stutter and people might have misheard me but it certainly wasn’t my intention.’
Miles, who grinned and laughed as the crowd roared with laughter and cheered at the slip of the tongue, then introduced Albanese who he said would be more careful with his words