House debates

Thursday, 25 November 2021



11:19 am

Photo of Peter DuttonPeter Dutton (Dickson, Liberal Party, Minister for Defence) Share this | Hansard source

That is an incorrect interpretation—I'll put it politely. I'm sure there's at least some shred of genuineness to it, but the reality is that it is within your prerogative, Mr Speaker. I know that there's advice from the Clerk, but I put it to you that it's within your prerogative under the standing orders to clarify the situation and to, in my respectful suggestion to you, adhere to that practice which would see a statement along the lines that I outlined earlier.


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