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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Page: 7978

Mr ABBOTT (WarringahLeader of the Opposition) (14:09): Indeed I am, to respond to the Prime Minister.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: Indulgence will be granted, but it will be short and to the point.

Mr ABBOTT: I will be very short and very to the point. I do want to assure the Prime Minister, the parliament and the Australian people that the opposition is prepared to accept the government's legislation if the government is prepared to accept our amendment. That is our position today. It has always been our position.

Ms Marino interjecting

Mr Ewen Jones interjecting

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The member for Forrest is denying her leader the call—as is the member for Herbert.