Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 August 2021



3:06 pm

Photo of Nick McKimNick McKim (Tasmania, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

It is urgent. We need to suspend standing orders because the planet is cooking. Neoliberalism is taking over in this country because every time the Labor Party caves in the Liberals take the win and move the contest further to the Right. Climate change is critical. It is an urgent issue and it should be debated as a matter of urgency by the Senate. This kind of approach by the Labor Party is how we've ended up in the neoliberal mess that we're in on tax, on housing and on public subsidies for fossil fuels. They're very uncomfortable about this in the Australian Labor Party—

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Senator McKim, please resume your seat. Senator Wong?


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