Senate debates

Tuesday, 9 May 2023

Questions without Notice


2:17 pm

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Hughes, in my state of South Australia, under your refusal to act on energy policy, South Australians would have been paying $530 more. I realise you're not a South Australian senator, but I did see that figure and I thought, 'There you go—that's the actual cost to South Australian families of the opposition of the opposition.' It is the 'no' of the 'no-alition', who, extraordinarily, came in here and voted against price relief for Australians at a time when we knew—because of 10 years of your policies and because of what is happening with Russia's illegal and immoral invasion of Ukraine—that energy prices were going up. But you voted against it. South Australians would have been $530 worse off if you had succeeded.


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