House debates

Wednesday, 3 April 2019

Questions without Notice

Environment

3:02 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Manager of Opposition Business (House)) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Minister for the Environment. Can the minister confirm that the government first gifted almost half a billion dollars to a small private foundation in a closed door meeting and has now gifted $25 million of environment funds to an institute co-founded by multinational oil giant Chevron which funds Chevron's work in the minister's own electorate?

Hon. Members:

Honourable members interjecting

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Members on my right! The Deputy Prime Minister will cease interjecting, as will the member for Barton.

Photo of Melissa PriceMelissa Price (Durack, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment) Share this | | Hansard source

Thank you for the question. I will have to take the question on notice with respect to Shell. I think that's fair enough. I don't have the information on that. What I do know is that we are—

Mr Albanese interjecting

Photo of Melissa PriceMelissa Price (Durack, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment) Share this | | Hansard source

So I will take that on notice. Thank you. What I do know is that we have a strong budget, we have a strong record on the environment and we're very proud of our announcements so far—

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I will say to the minister that she's entitled to take a question on notice. The standing orders and the Practice make it clear. If she's going to do that, that's what she should do and we'll move to the next question.

Photo of Melissa PriceMelissa Price (Durack, Liberal Party, Minister for the Environment) Share this | | Hansard source

Okay. Thank you.