Senate debates

Friday, 28 June 2013


Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013; Second Reading

2:32 pm

Photo of Michaelia CashMichaelia Cash (WA, Liberal Party, Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration) Share this | | Hansard source

I rise to speak on the Early Years Quality Fund Special Account Bill 2013. I have to say, those on the other side must be exceptionally happy that (a) we are already at three minutes past 2.30 pm and (b) the guillotine falls on this bill at 2.45 pm today. And why do I say that? I say it because there are some bills that have been rushed through this place so quickly that the Australian public will not know what the details of the bills are. In relation to this bill, there is no way those on the other side and their grubby little friends in their alliance, the Greens—and we have just seen the Greens' grubbiness and hypocrisy on show in this place in relation to the motion that was just before the Senate—