Senate debates

Wednesday, 10 May 2023

Statements by Senators


12:39 pm

Photo of Paul ScarrPaul Scarr (Queensland, Liberal Party) Share this | Hansard source

On the point of order, it does concern me. I understand that Senator McKim is quite passionate about these subjects, but it really does concern me when that sort of language is used in the context of a parliamentary debate. There are people all over this country who have chronic mental health issues, and I think we should be very careful when we use that sort of language. I'm sure Senator McKim is extraordinarily intelligent, and he could potentially come up with some other adjectives to make his point and assist the chamber.


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