House debates

Thursday, 8 September 2022


Ministerial Conduct

2:52 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | Hansard source

I just heard them saying, 'Oh, but you're in government.' So you've only just bought all these shares, have you? This has only just happened? This is all brand new?

My favourite one of the examples: the shadow minister for climate change doesn't just have shares; he's got them in Rio Tinto and Newcrest. No conflicts there! No conflicts there at all!

But the motion that we have, the whole concept of the resolution we're to suspend standing orders for—and, let's not forget, the whole concept of a suspension in the middle of question time—is that this is so important it's worth knocking off all the other questions that were going to be asked. That's what they're asking for. That's what this resolution is for.


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