Senate debates

Monday, 2 December 2019

Questions without Notice

Prime Minister

2:02 pm

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On the point of order, my apologies, I was receiving advice from senators about the order of questions during that sentence, which I occasionally do during question time. I ruled previously the minister was entitled when asked a question which started with 'why'—that's a very wide-ranging question. On this particular matter, I don't consider the opposition's policies to be directly relevant, but, as I said, I'm not going to pull up a minister in the middle of a glancing sentence. There are nine seconds remaining to answer, and I call the minister to continue.

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