Senate debates

Wednesday, 24 November 2021

Questions without Notice

Member for Dawson

2:57 pm

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A few things in relation to this question: I'm not aware of precise dates in relation to those posts. As I said earlier this week, I certainly was only aware of them when Senator Keneally asked. The next point I'd make is that I think it is important that we are clear in relation to these matters. I've not seen the comments that Senator Keneally has been asking about during the week, but these are comments that have been made on Mr Christensen's posts, not the posts themselves, in relation to acts of violence.

While I'm on my feet, I also wish to correct the record in relation to the answer I gave Senator Keneally earlier today. I understand, as I indicated at the time, that the Prime Minister has publicly urged all Australians to show responsibility in relation to social media platforms and the like in relation to conversations with the member for Dawson about responsibility on social media platforms and the like. Those conversations have been had by the Leader of the National Party, the Deputy Prime Minister.


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