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Thursday, 16 February 2017
Page: 1360


Ms SWANSON (Paterson) (15:24): I seek to make a personal explanation.

The SPEAKER: Does the member for Paterson claim to have been misrepresented?

Ms SWANSON: I do.

The SPEAKER: The member for Paterson may proceed.

Ms SWANSON: During question time today and on Tuesday the Prime Minister said I wanted to close down coal fired energy plants in my seat which provide power to the Tomago smelter, also in my electorate. That is completely untrue. I will always stand up for Australian jobs, including those jobs in my electorate, and it is a great pity the Prime Minister cannot say the same. I seek leave to table my speech, which indicates that the Prime Minister—

The SPEAKER: Was your speech made in the House?

Ms SWANSON: It was indeed, sir.

The SPEAKER: I am not going to allow you to seek leave to table something that is in the Hansard.