House debates

Thursday, 4 April 2019

Questions without Notice

Communities Environment Program

2:43 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. If no announcements under the program had been made, why does the minister appear with quotes in the media release and in videos with the announcement of $10,000 in Frankston, $7½ thousand in Boggy Creek and $10,000 at Downs Estate? Each of these announcements is accompanied by a video with the minister present. How can it be that she claims none of it ever happened when she's quoted in the media release and is personally in the video?

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

The good member for Dunkley took me to identify four very, very good environmental projects that he proposes be put forward for expressions of interest—nothing more and nothing less—just like everyone on that side, everyone over there, could do. Thank you.