House debates

Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Questions without Notice

Qualifications of Members

2:47 pm

Photo of Ms Julie BishopMs Julie Bishop (Curtin, Liberal Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

I know how sensitive the member for Sydney is about being reminded of her faux pas in foreign affairs when she was the shadow minister. It was so embarrassing, she clearly had to be moved on. But the fact is that the New Zealand Labour Party leader has said that the incident in the New Zealand parliament—indeed, where the Australian Labor Party put them up to it—was wrong, it was unacceptable, it was inappropriate and it should never have happened. So why doesn't the leader of the Labor Party in Australia admit that what they sought to do, by putting the New Zealand Labour Party up to this stunt, was wrong, inappropriate, unacceptable and should never have happened? I accept, at her word, what the New Zealand Labour leader has said. What the Australian people should never accept is anything that comes out of the mouth of the Leader of the Opposition.

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Tibor Majlath
Posted on 21 Aug 2017 8:02 am (Report this comment)

Good advice. Never blindly accept anything that comes out of the mouths of politicians.

sonia walker
Posted on 24 Aug 2017 11:02 am

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