Senate debates

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Australian Water Holdings

2:24 pm

Photo of Eric AbetzEric Abetz (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Employment) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, on a point of order: the question relates to matters that were clearly in the life of Mr Sinodinos, not Senator Sinodinos, let alone Minister Sinodinos. In short, the matters that the honourable senator seeks to trawl through this chamber have nothing to do—

Senator Wong interjecting—

Can you just stop for once? Mr President, the short point of order is this: all the matters raised by the honourable senator in her—

Senator Wong interjecting—

Does it ever stop? The point of order, very simply, is—

Senator Wong interjecting—

I know the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate is embarrassed that two of her questions were ruled out of order today. I suggest, Mr President, that you should follow and rule this question out of order as well—albeit clearly spoonfed to the senator by the leader, who is now clearly embarrassed.


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