Senate debates

Monday, 15 March 2021


China: Human Rights

5:14 pm

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

I'd like to just briefly acknowledge and associate myself with the comments of Senator Duniam—this feigned outrage at being denied formality by Senator Patrick, who is a marvellous actor, at times. That's exactly what he's trying to do. We are having every motion denied at this point in time. Every motion that you choose is being denied. A substantial matter like this, on human rights violations, deserves more from this Senate than moving a motion during formal business, where it's a yes or a no. There is no ability for anyone to speak. That is the problem we have with this, and the abuse of this part of the program. It is an abuse of this part of the program.

Senator Lambie interjecting—


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