Ed Husic criticises Labor over Disney funding for film

Backbencher Ed Husic.
Backbencher Ed Husic. Contributed

ANOTHER victim of Labor's aborted leadership challenge has publicly criticised the government.

Backbencher and known Kevin Rudd supporter Ed Husic, who resigned as a government whip after the bungled leadership spill, used his regular morning spot on Sky News Agenda to criticise the government's decision to give Disney more than $20 million to film the blockbuster 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea in Australia.

The western Sydney MP said he had been campaigning for some time to get an MRI machine for Mr Druitt Hospital.

"I don't need 20,000 leagues of sea; I need an MRI at Mount Druitt Hospital," he said.

Prime Minister Julia Gillard and Arts Minister Tony Burke said the film would generate up to 2000 jobs in Australia.

Mr Husic's comments follow Simon Crean and Joel Fitzgibbon going public with their concerns about possible changes to the way superannuation is taxed.

Former resources minister Martin Ferguson has also been critical of the government "class ware fare" mentality.

All three were either dumped or resigned for their roles in the leadership debacle.


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