House debates

Monday, 9 September 2019

Questions without Notice

Economy

3:25 pm

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | Hansard source

I've got to correct the Leader of the Opposition—I'm sort of loath to do so. The standing orders don't make provision for members of the opposition to answer them, but there is a long history of rhetorical questions being asked. I know it's frustrating, but I have a different issue with the Treasurer: I think he's straying off the subject matter of the question. I'd like him to confine himself to what was a specific question.

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