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Wednesday, 19 March 2008
Page: 1295

Senator SCULLION (Leader of the Nationals in the Senate) (3:36 PM) —I seek leave to make a personal explanation.

Leave granted.

Senator SCULLION —In response to a supplementary question during question time, the Leader of the Government in the Senate, Senator Evans, had some things to say with regard to my question. I considered that I was very careful in the use of my language, and I direct him to Hansard. I did not say that he was condoning child abuse. What I actually said was that the people listening may think that Senator Evans was condoning Senator Crossin’s comments. I was being verballed. The notion that I was referring to child abuse is something I utterly reject, so I direct him to Hansard so he can check the question.