House debates

Tuesday, 27 February 2024

Questions without Notice

New Vehicle Efficiency Standard

3:07 pm

Photo of Milton DickMilton Dick (Speaker) Share this | Hansard source

The Leader of the Opposition has the right to raise a point of order. I want to be clear that the minister does not have to answer each aspect of the question to be relevant, and he's not obliged to answer every part of the question, as has been the ruling from Speaker Smith, Speaker Jenkins and Speaker Bishop, which I have in front of me. It is important, going forward, that the minister is being relevant, but he doesn't need to answer exactly every aspect of the question. You're entitled to raise the point of order. We agree on that. The minister is answering the question and is being directly relevant. You may not like the answer—I appreciate that—and it may not be the answer the member—

Honourable members interjecting

Order! We're just going to get on with the answer. The Leader of the Opposition will cease interjecting. The member for Barker has the call.


No comments