Senate debates

Tuesday, 5 July 2011

Personal Explanations

3:38 pm

Photo of Louise PrattLouise Pratt (WA, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

I seek leave to make a brief personal explanation as I claim to have been misrepresented.

Leave granted.

Thank you, Mr Deputy President Parry, and congratulations on your appointment to the post. I did not call a point of order during question time because I did not have the Hansard in front of me, but I do believe that Senator Bernardi did mis­represent my statements during question time today and did mislead the Senate in doing so. I would like to thank Senator Marshall for also helping me clarify the record. I would like to read to the chamber what it was I did say:

We also know that the government has committed to using every cent raised through putting a price on carbon to get our biggest polluters to pay for providing the household assistance to help with family budgets, protect jobs and businesses as they make the transition to a clean energy economy, tackle climate change and invest in new, clean technology.

Senator Marshall's statement highlights how my statement has been misused and misrepresented. I would like to thank the chamber for its indulgence in making this explanation.


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