Senate debates

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Questions without Notice


2:00 pm

Photo of Jenny McAllisterJenny McAllister (NSW, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Attorney-General, Senator Brandis. I refer to his statement reported yesterday:

We want to keep the cost of the plebiscite as low as it can be kept …

Is the cabinet's decision to provide public funding to the 'yes' and the 'no' plebiscite campaigns what the Attorney-General had in mind, or was this yet another concession to ensure that the conservatives in his party would agree to a plebiscite?


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