House debates

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Questions without Notice

Minister for Home Affairs

3:04 pm

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I appreciate the point the Manager of Opposition Business is trying to make. I don't judge the factual accuracy of questions, but I don't mind pointing out it's not the Prime Minister's power to refer anyone to the High Court; it's this House's power. I'm not going to nitpick, but, given that that was in the question and the Prime Minister very early on referred to the minister for immigration, I think he's still in order. Simply: in the three minutes, the Prime Minister needs to remain relevant to the topics asked in the question, and I think there were two topics that were asked. The Prime Minister has the call.


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