Senate debates

Monday, 10 September 2012


Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Amendment (Independent Expert Scientific Committee on Coal Seam Gas and Large Coal Mining Development) Bill 2012; In Committee

8:48 pm

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (Queensland, National Party, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

The issue is that you are actually the minister and an answer to a question is not supposed to be, 'You can go out and google it.' You are paid a salary by the Crown to be competent enough to answer these questions. If we just have to google it from now on, we do not need ministers of the Crown, we will just put laptops there and we will all walk up and google our answers. We do not need question time; we will just have google time! We will all walk out and just google the answers and there is no point being here any longer. This is pathetic! You must be able to do better than that.


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