House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Personal Explanations

3:12 pm

Photo of Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek (Sydney, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Opposition) Share this | Hansard source

Today in question time the Foreign Minister said that I said on ABC radio on 4 November 2015 that the island of an Eneko, in the Marshall Islands, disappeared into the sea. That is incorrect. Listening to the original recording clearly shows that what I actually said was the island of Anebok, which is correct. The minister may well wish to check a full recording of the interview—at one minute and eight seconds in—which is publicly available on the ABC website. To be fair to the minister, there is an error in the transcript which may have led her astray. I seek to table a photo of the now submerged island of Anebok—


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