Senate debates

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Questions without Notice

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2:05 pm

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

If Senator Carr did not believe in bullying, he would support us with the Australian building and construction commission legislation that is currently before this chamber. So I say to Senator Carr: do not assert that we engage in the sort of behaviour that you and your backers engage in on a daily basis. The art we try to use is the art of persuasion, not the art of thuggery, not the art of bullying. It is sound, reasonable persuasion that is the art of this place.

Senator Wong interjecting—

I know it is not the art of those that continually interject during question time, like the Leader of the Opposition, as she is doing right now. That is bullying behaviour, not sitting back to listen to what the actual arguments are.

Senator Wong interjecting—

And she is at it again, continuing nonstop. (Time expired)


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