Senate debates

Thursday, 24 March 2011

National Broadband Network Companies Bill 2010; Telecommunications Legislation Amendment (National Broadband Network Measures — Access Arrangements) Bill 2011

In Committee

8:53 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for the Murray Darling Basin) Share this | Hansard source

As I noted in granting leave for these amendments to be moved together, these are very significant amendments, I say with tongue planted firmly in cheek. However, I have noticed during question time, divisions and other opportunities today the number of occasions on which the finance minister appears to have been providing guidance and counsel to the communications minister. I did not notice Senator Wong here in the last division, but I am sure she is monitoring proceedings very closely, disappointed though she would be. Indeed, perhaps if Senator Joyce wanted to get decent answers to the questions he was posing about government debt—

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