Senate debates

Tuesday, 16 February 2021

Matters of Urgency

Climate Change: Water

5:47 pm

Photo of Lidia ThorpeLidia Thorpe (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I rise to contribute on this matter of urgency, and I thank my colleague Senator McKim. May I remind everyone in this chamber: no-one owns water. Nobody owns it. If anything, you've stolen it. You've stolen the water. No-one owns the water. You can't look after it. It's a mess. You are stealing it. This country, the earth, is our mother, we say. You have to look after your mother, okay? If you don't, bad things will happen. The water, to our mother, is the blood that runs through her veins. You would know that, Senator McKenzie. You're a mother and you know how important it is to protect and respect your mother. That's how we should be looking at water. I know that's difficult for you to understand, Senator over there with the face happening—


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