House debates

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Ministerial Statements


9:43 am

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Arts) Share this | Hansard source

and with an answer there is a fair bit of freedom to compare and contrast. Ministerial statements are quite specific about government policy, and three different references in Practice with that. I think for future ministerial statements it would be helpful for all concerned—particularly given these are fully prepared speeches and therefore difficult at the last minute to run a point of order and expect the minister to modify them—if you could either immediately or at a later point make clear to the House the expectations on ministerial statements.


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