Wednesday, 11 August 2021
Questions without Notice
I've allowed you to restate the question; however, in my view, I don't believe the minister is assigning a motive. He's making a claim about a quote being misrepresented. I don't believe that goes as far as impugning the motive of another senator. It can be a disagreement about its context or its meaning. The minister is entitled to address that, in my view, because there was a specific quotation. Otherwise, I would be called into instructing ministers as to how to answer questions, which is not appropriate. Senator Colbeck.