Wednesday, 24 October 2018
Questions without Notice
Minister for the Environment
My question is to the Minister for the Environment. I refer to reports that the minister told the former president of Kiribati:
I know why you're here. It's for the cash. For the Pacific, it's always about the cash. I have my cheque book here. How much do you want?
On Wednesday in question time the minister 100 per cent denied making that statement, but on Thursday she couldn't recall the complete conversation but apologised anyway—and yesterday the minister was again in denial. How can the minister not remember what she said and at the same time be 100 per cent confident she didn't say it?
Opposition members interjecting—