Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 June 2020


Discovery of Formal Business

4:09 pm

Photo of Rachel SiewertRachel Siewert (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Firstly, the Greens are also opposed to these motions being denied formality. These are important issues that we need to be addressing. Senator Roberts made comments about the minister doing deals. It appears there is some sort of deal that has been done, because Senator Roberts's motion on this issue was pulled and withdrawn for today. But I actually want to address the issues around deaths in custody. What the motion failed to mention was that Aboriginal people make up two per cent of our population yet they make up 47 per cent of our prison population. So, when we're talking about facts, let's get the facts right.


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