House debates

Thursday, 25 February 2021


National Collecting Institutions Legislation Amendment Bill 2020; Second Reading

10:46 am

Photo of Jason FalinskiJason Falinski (Mackellar, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

Members opposite ask when I entered the age of wisdom! Of course it's not a matter of time on this planet, as they would know. The minister in the chair has been wise for many, many years. I too am 50 and I welcome him to my age bracket.

Opposition members interjecting

You are quite right; it does not automatically convey wisdom upon you! But because we are a generous government that has been installed as government by the benefit of a generous people, we reward people once they have turned 50. The minister has this to look forward to: a free bowel cancer test. He can enjoy that process! I can tell him from personal experience, having just been through it, that it's not one of life's things to look forward to. Anyway, back to the bill.


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