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Thursday, 27 March 2014
Page: 3402

Alcoa


Mr SHORTEN (MaribyrnongLeader of the Opposition) (14:12): My question is to the Prime Minister. Why is the government's priority a plan to bring back knights and dames, but there is no plan for Alcoa workers, for car workers, or for Qantas workers? Prime Minister, why are your Liberal government's twisted priorities so out of touch with the needs of ordinary Australians?

The SPEAKER: Before I call the Prime Minister I simply want to note that there was silence on my left, as there should be, for the asking of the question. I expect the same silence for the answer. The Prime Minister has the call.

Mr Dreyfus interjecting

The SPEAKER: The member will resume his seat.

Mr Dreyfus: Madam Speaker!

The SPEAKER: I name the member for Isaacs!

Opposition members interjecting

Mr Burke: For saying 'Madam Speaker'?

The SPEAKER: I name the member for Isaacs!

Mr Burke: For saying 'Madam Speaker'?