Senate debates

Monday, 9 September 2019

Questions without Notice

International Maritime Security Construct

2:47 pm

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

No-one on this side devalues the contribution of Australia's service personnel—no-one! Please do not demean this parliament by making such an accusation; please do not. We can deal with what might or might not have been said, but I can say to you, Minister, that there is no-one on this side of the parliament or, I suspect, anywhere in this parliament who demeans the contribution of Australia's service personnel. You have engaged sufficiently with the Labor Party through this period, and you would know that. Can we please come back to some bipartisanship on this issue.

Honourable senators interjecting—

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