House debates

Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Personal Explanations

4:09 pm

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

Photo of Harry JenkinsHarry Jenkins (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government) Share this | | Hansard source

Yes.

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government) Share this | | Hansard source

Earlier today the Minister for Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government made a number of remarks suggesting that I had said certain things. I note that the minister did not refer to any specific quotations, because he would have been unable to do that in terms of the implication of what he said. My statement was fairly clear on these matters. I have not begrudged the people of Wollongong one dollar. I have simply tried to make the point that when handing out taxpayers’ money there should be accountability and there should be performance on reform in the future. If anybody should be apologising to Wollongong, it is Labor.

4:10 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the House) Share this | | Hansard source

With respect to that I simply table the Illawarra Mercury of Thursday, 20 November 2008.