Monday, 23 August 2021
Questions without Notice
Senator Keneally, I'm going to remind senators, when they stand to raise a point of order: don't just go straight to restating the question. At least try and have a semblance of the standing orders by mentioning a standing order. Senator Keneally, I have ruled before that, when questions are politically loaded, a minister can respond in kind. Your earlier questions were specific, and I think a lot of specific information was provided. There's an opportunity to debate them after question time, but that had loaded language, and the minister is in order in responding.