Senate debates

Thursday, 18 March 2021


Selection of Bills Committee; Report

11:52 am

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

You know what I'm saying is true because that's what's happening on the floor of this chamber, and we should call it out. We should call out that you cannot organise yourselves to deal with the legislation before this chamber. You're incapable of dealing with it, and then we're going to be given something with no time to consider it and you'll crunch it through.

We can see the busy shuffling of papers going on around here, so I think we're about to find out how long we're going to be here and what bills we're going to be dealing with. Maybe we'll find out exactly what your industrial relations bill looks like once you've finished your negotiations. We'll see whether what we hear is true: that schedules are being ripped out, including the one on wage theft. We'll see if that's actually true. Gutting your own bill—how embarrassing for all of you! How embarrassing! It's absolutely embarrassing, I'm never seen anything like it— (Time expired)


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