Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

Statements by Senators

Water Desalination Plants

1:39 pm

Photo of Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | Hansard source

What is most astonishing, with the white elephant desalination plants now stampeding in a herd, is that after decades of climate policies, a proper and independent Australian cost-benefit analysis has—inexplicably—not yet been undertaken. I have listened so many times in this chamber to the urgent bleatings of the Labor and Greens members opposite—despite demanding more taxes and imposts to finance their financial agenda, based on adopting the Greens fads, fashions and lunacy. The debate is now blown wide open, and I am not going to stop until everyday Australians are safe from these grotesque policies, pushed by beclowned academics grabbing taxpayer grants, and pushing an international agenda destroying our nation's sovereignty. How is anyone in Australia to take them seriously when hopeless wastes of taxpayer money such as these provide evidence of their disregard for the long-suffering Queensland and Australian taxpayer?

Senator Smith interjecting—

Senator Smith, I hear you interjecting; you may wonder how many regional airports could have been built with this money. We in Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party will work to ensure freedom of speech and accountability through cost-benefit analysis, and we will protect people's cost of living.


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