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Tuesday, 4 June 2013
Page: 5080


Mr KEENAN (Stirling) (15:21): I second the motion. A national security debate should not be gagged. We have a minister who cannot get his story straight. In question time today he said no assessment is proceeding on this.

The SPEAKER: Order! The member will resume his seat.

Ms O'Dwyer: Stop being a bully.

The SPEAKER: The member for Higgins is warned.

Mr Albanese: Speaker, the government's position is that national security should not also be used to delay time until Malcolm Turnbull gets back for the MPI. That is what is happening here.

The SPEAKER: Order! The member for Stirling has the call.

Mr KEENAN: Thank you, Madam Speaker. We have a minister on this matter who cannot get his story straight. He has told one version of events at question time and another in a letter to me on—

The SPEAKER: Order! The member for Stirling will resume his seat.