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Tuesday, 14 February 2017
Page: 944


Mr BUTLER (Port Adelaide) (15:16): Mr Speaker, I seek to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr BUTLER: I do.

The SPEAKER: The member for Port Adelaide may proceed.

Mr BUTLER: Thank you, Speaker. In question time today the Prime Minister said, 'The member for Port Adelaide said residential load shedding was required'. In my question I said no such thing. I said that power was cut to households in the electorates of Bennelong, Reid and Robertson. It is a fact supported by tweets on 10 February—last Friday—by Ausgrid, the network operator, confirming that power was cut to 1,200 customers in Narara, power was cut to Burwood in Reid, and power was cut in Ryde, Marsfield and North Ryde in Bennelong.

Honourable members interjecting

Mr Butler interjecting

The SPEAKER: The member for Port Adelaide will cease interjecting! I would hate to throw him out again; he has just gotten back in time for the MPI.