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'll take the interjection, through you, Mr Acting Deputy President. It's been confirmed now that there are no Labor members—let the world see and hear—who would resist a law that will allow for late-term abortions on gender selection. Now, I don't think that's true. I know some of your people are very decent and very exercised about this. And, if it's true, let my motion go to the floor. I will test this again and seek leave to put my motion—a significant, important motion—back on the Notice Paper. The people of Australia are entitled to see where you sit on this question. The people who vote for you and put you in here are entitled to know where you sit.

Senator Faruqi interjecting—

I know where you sit, Senator, on this. We've heard from you and some of your colleagues. It's clear: late-term abortions are almost a policy of the Australian Greens.


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