Senate debates

Thursday, 5 December 2013


Commonwealth Inscribed Stock Amendment Bill 2013; In Committee

1:42 pm

Photo of Arthur SinodinosArthur Sinodinos (NSW, Liberal Party, Assistant Treasurer) Share this | Hansard source

Senator McLucas, you may not have been here earlier, but my point was: the reason the debt limit became such a debate is that Labor kept exceeding the limit and coming back into this chamber to get it increased.

Senator Conroy interjecting—

We know the mess that we have inherited and we are taking responsibility for fixing it.

Opposition senators interjecting—

The CHAIRMAN: Order on my left! Order!

And the more they chortle on the other side, Senator Conroy and Senator Carr, both of whom were arch-villains of the Labor ERC—and Senator Wong knows this; the pained expression on her face betrays that; she knew what she had to go through with those villains of the ERC— (Time expired)

Senator Conroy interjecting—

The CHAIRMAN: Order on my left!


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