House debates

Thursday, 12 November 2020

Personal Explanations

3:12 pm

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

I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Does the honourable member claim to have been misrepresented?

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

Yes.

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

During question time, in response to a question from me about the childcare policy I announced as part of the budget reply on 8 October, the Prime Minister asserted there had been no costing done. That is not true. We have full costings from the Parliamentary Budget Office. It's cost was $6.2 billion over the forward estimates and, on the night, we announced that.