House debates

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Personal Explanations

3:30 pm

Photo of Paul FletcherPaul Fletcher (Bradfield, Liberal Party) 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 member claim to have been misrepresented?

Photo of Paul FletcherPaul Fletcher (Bradfield, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The Prime Minister sought to engage in selective quotation from my book to imply that I support Labor’s policy. I am firmly opposed to Labor’s policy to waste $43 billion—

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

The member will resume his seat. The member has explained where he has been misrepresented and he cannot further debate.

Photo of Joe HockeyJoe Hockey (North Sydney, Liberal Party, Shadow Treasurer) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I raise a point of order. Before I heard you say that the member just then had made his point, the microphone was switched off on the member for Bradfield when the Leader of the House stood at the dispatch box.

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

I will worry about other things as well, but I say to the member for North Sydney that if I had intervened it would be switched off. It is not the policy. The Leader of the House jumps a lot of times but I do not think has got any control over the microphones.

Photo of Christopher PyneChristopher Pyne (Sturt, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Education, Apprenticeships and Training) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, on a point of order, during the member for North Sydney’s point of order the Minister for Resources and Energy made an extremely unparliamentary remark and I ask you to ask him to withdraw it.

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

In the hubbub I did not hear it. I will ask the Minister for Resources and Energy to withdraw to assist the House.

Photo of Martin FergusonMartin Ferguson (Batman, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Resources and Energy) Share this | | Hansard source

I withdraw, Mr Speaker.