Senate debates

Tuesday, 3 August 2021



3:06 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

A point of order on relevance. Senator McKim is now not only refusing to debate the reason for suspension; he's actually even gone beyond the substantive motion. We've gone even further—and he's laughing! We all understand why you're doing this; it's a bit of a stunt. I want to express some of our concerns about the treatment by those two male senators of the Deputy President in this discussion. I want to register that.

Honourable senators interjecting —

Here we go again. I am registering—

Honourable senators interjecting —

You always interrupt us, don't you? Senator Hanson-Young could teach you something.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Senator McKim, I was allowing you some leniency to get back to explaining to the Senate the urgency of the suspension that you've sought. Please continue.


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