Senate debates

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Answers to Questions on Notice

Question No. 2610

3:15 pm

Photo of Doug CameronDoug Cameron (NSW, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Human Services) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Deputy President, under standing order 74(5), I seek an explanation from the Minister representing the Minister for Human Services, Senator Payne, as to why question No. 2610, which I placed on notice on 12 November 2015, was only answered today, after I advised the minister's office that I would seek an explanation for an overdue answer.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Senator Cameron, it is not in order for you to use that standing order if the question has in fact been answered, albeit today.