Senate debates

Tuesday, 1 September 2020

Questions without Notice

COVID-19: Aged Care

2:32 pm

Photo of Richard ColbeckRichard Colbeck (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Minister for Aged Care and Senior Australians) Share this | Hansard source

Labor never cease to put words into other people's mouths. They just make things up, assert somebody else might have implied them or said them and then bring them into question time. All through the Newmarch House outbreak, the New South Wales health minister and I were in regular discussion to ensure that we were both asking the questions that needed to be asked to ensure the provider had resources in every sense that they were required. In fact, we worked extremely closely together to ensure that occurred. It was a very cooperative process.

Senator Keneally interjecting—

That's a lie, Senator Keneally. That is a lie. I spoke to—

Senator Keneally interjecting—

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