Senate debates

Wednesday, 3 April 2019



9:31 am

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

He's always on my side. Thank you, Senator Sterle.

We also have two motions relating to Senator Cash turning up to estimates to answer some questions about the fact that it's quite clear from the previous estimates round that her failure to comply and cooperate with the AFP has had the direct result of the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions not engaging in a prosecution in relation to the media leaks of a police raid—something which is contrary to the law, something which is illegal. And we have a further motion, standing in the name of Senator O'Neill, in relation to public statements by the Australian Greens on a motion to suspend Senator Anning. We have indicated a position that, whilst we do not support the substantive, we accept the right of the Australian Greens to put that motion. Notwithstanding that Labor will not be supporting the substantive, I've included in the procedural motion the capacity for that to be moved separately, and I hope that this amendment can gain the support of the chamber. Thank you, Mr President.


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