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

Do you have any idea—I don't think you do. I don't think you have any idea what's going on and how you would defend the fact that your leadership team can't line matters up. This program has been known forever—this is the program: at 11.45 we move to formal business. You've known all week that you need to get this legislation dealt with. You know all that. There are rumours of a guillotine, rumours of an hours motion and rumours of a bill that's about to be gutted, but we don't know if that's actually going to be the case, because we haven't seen any of the amendments that are going to be moved. And here we are, wasting time on a debate about a Selection of Bills Committee report because you have nothing else—no other way of dealing with the business of this chamber. It's an absolute mess that this is what the government of Australia is presenting to this chamber.


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