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Thursday, 14 February 2019
Page: 10350

Senator PATRICK (South Australia) (19:12): I only have one question for the minister. It relates to a quote in The Australian. This question is a bit unorthodox, Minister; it's a multiple-choice question. The quote is: 'It is true that most young people don't need life insurance, but no-one needs insurance until they need it.' If I were to ask 100 people where that quote came from, and I gave them an option of someone selling insurance or a Greens senator, I think most people would pick the former. It's a rhetorical question. The Greens are forcing insurance upon people who do not need insurance. I think that's entirely inappropriate. The senator who said that, I think, would receive medals from the insurance companies for his efforts in boosting their profits.