Senate debates

Wednesday, 9 December 2020


McKenzie, Senator the Hon. Bridget

4:17 pm

Photo of Jonathon DuniamJonathon Duniam (Tasmania, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for Forestry and Fisheries) Share this | Hansard source

The government opposes Senator Farrell's motion. There's not been an occasion where the Senate has ordered a senator who wasn't a minister, including opposition or crossbench senators, to appear before a committee. This motion would be an unprecedented deviation from the practice in this area. On this matter, Senator McKenzie has cooperated with the Senate select committee and followed the practice by voluntarily providing the committee with a comprehensive submission.


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