House debates

Thursday, 1 November 2012

3:15 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) Share this | | Hansard source

I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Photo of Ms Anna BurkeMs Anna Burke (Chisholm, Deputy-Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Does the member for Cook claim to have been misrepresented?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Immigration and Citizenship) Share this | | Hansard source

I do. Just now the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship has tabled five statements where he has claimed that I said it would cost $10 million for the coalition to reopen Nauru. On each of the five occasions that he has referred to in this statement, I was referring to the costs of the Howard government in the previous administration and the costs involved in setting up Nauru on those occasions. So once again the minister has falsely represented my statements.