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Thursday, 25 July 2019
Page: 1051

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction


Ms BUTLER (Griffith) (14:51): My question is to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction. On Tuesday the minister said:

I have always disclosed my interests and I've been very clear about those interests.

When did the minister relinquish his interests in the Cayman Islands?

Mr Porter: Mr Speaker, I fail to see how that has anything to do with the minister's portfolio.

The SPEAKER: Actually, I think the Leader of the House has made a reasonable point. As I heard the question, it simply asked when he relinquished his interests in the Cayman Islands. I'll hear from the Manager of Opposition Business.

Mr Burke: Mr Speaker, the final paragraph is exactly as you have described. The paragraph before that refers specifically to the answer he gave on Tuesday and is therefore inquiring with respect to that.

Government members interjecting

The SPEAKER: Members on my right are not helping. As I heard the question—and I'm happy to hear it again—it referred to an earlier answer but then just asked a question about when he relinquished his interests. I'll hear it again and then I'll make a ruling.

Ms BUTLER: My question is to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction. On Tuesday the minister said:

I've always disclosed my interests and I've been very clear about those interests.

When did the minister relinquish his interests in the Cayman Islands?

The SPEAKER: No, I'm going to rule that out of order.