House debates

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

Statements by Members


1:59 pm

Photo of Tim WilsonTim Wilson (Goldstein, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

It's time the environmental debate was taken back from the extremists who sit on the other side of this chamber. The reality is that the coalition has a proud record of conserving and stewarding our environment for the next generation. What those on the other side do is align themselves with the extremists of groups like Extinction Rebellion—a group whose only objective is to overthrow the platform of this democracy and the commitment to the policies that this government took to the election. I know that the Marxist member for Melbourne has always been on their side, but it's time we called out the revolutionary behaviour on the other side. This can be seen in the words of Sam Knight, one of Extinction Rebellion's founders, who said: 'The challenge we now face is not just the climate; the problem is capitalism itself.' We're here to call them out. We're here to say that their conduct is disgraceful.

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

The member for Goldstein will resume his seat. The Leader of the Opposition on a point of order?

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

It's in everyone's interest to point out that it is two o'clock.

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

It is past two o'clock. In accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.