Wednesday, 30 March 2022
This is no way to legislate and it's no way to run this Senate chamber. There are 20 pieces of legislation covered by this hours motion. They are going to be ultimately, inevitably rammed through without debate. A large number of them are extremely complex, complicated pieces of legislation and, in some cases, they have extremely complex and complicated amendments. I know that Senator Steele-John has particular concerns about the NDIS bill, which he has a number of complicated amendments to. I want to place on the record his and the Australian Greens' frustration that those amendments and amendments to other bills are going to be put through this place without adequate debate and the legislation is going to be gagged and put through without adequate scrutiny. Today is a sad day for the Senate.