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Wednesday, 3 April 2019
Page: 14637


Mr BURKE (WatsonManager of Opposition Business) (15:02): My question is to the Minister for the Environment. Can the minister confirm that the government first gifted almost half a billion dollars to a small private foundation in a closed door meeting and has now gifted $25 million of environment funds to an institute co-founded by multinational oil giant Chevron which funds Chevron's work in the minister's own electorate?

Honourable members interjecting

The SPEAKER: Members on my right! The Deputy Prime Minister will cease interjecting, as will the member for Barton.

Ms PRICE (DurackMinister for the Environment) (15:02): Thank you for the question. I will have to take the question on notice with respect to Shell. I think that's fair enough. I don't have the information on that. What I do know is that we are—

Mr Albanese interjecting

The SPEAKER: Member for Grayndler!

Ms PRICE: So I will take that on notice. Thank you. What I do know is that we have a strong budget, we have a strong record on the environment and we're very proud of our announcements so far—

The SPEAKER: I will say to the minister that she's entitled to take a question on notice. The standing orders and the Practice make it clear. If she's going to do that, that's what she should do and we'll move to the next question.

Ms PRICE: Okay. Thank you.