Senate debates

Thursday, 23 August 2018


Suspension of Standing Orders

12:40 pm

Photo of Barry O'SullivanBarry O'Sullivan (Queensland, National Party) Share this | Hansard source

I'm speaking expansively, sir, but I will face you if you need me to. Colleagues here find abhorrent the thought of partial-birth abortions—the brutality of it—based on gender selection. We know it's occurring. They know it's occurring. They don't want this. Senator Collins failed to mention why—and I know why—they don't want my motion tested on the floor of this parliament. It's because there are decent members in the Australian Labor Party who will support the motion. You can't afford to have that happen when your state arm of the ALP—


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