Senate debates

Monday, 15 February 2021



5:33 pm

Photo of Katy GallagherKaty Gallagher (ACT, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

Labor will not be supporting this motion, for a couple of reasons. One of them is that we think motions like this, where there are a range of opinions in this chamber, should be allowed to be brought in as part of the program that allows for substantive debate. The Greens do this week in, week out. They bring forward motions where they seek a yes or no answer on a matter which is worthy of substantive debate. They live in their own little perfect world, but in the real world, where the rest of us operate, there is a legitimate reason for substantive debate on these matters to be allowed. They do this every time. I look forward to the Greens political party bringing forward a motion where they work with other members in this place to hold these environmental vandals to account, instead of trying to move wedge motions on us.


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