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Wednesday, 9 November 2016
Page: 3360

Ms PLIBERSEK (SydneyDeputy Leader of the Opposition) (15:11): Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Ms PLIBERSEK: I do, sadly, Mr Speaker. In question time today, the Leader of the House, as Minister representing the Minister for Education and Training, said when I was the Minister for Health I was responsible for the national housing affordability scheme, the NHAS, and that the largest accessor of it was international student accommodation. It will not surprise the House to note that as Minister for Health I was not responsible for housing programs, that there is no such thing as the national housing affordability scheme or NHAS—I assume he was talking about NRAS—and that he was absolutely wrong to say that the largest accessor of NRAS was international students. The largest accessors were seniors, people with a disability, sole parents, children and Indigenous Australians. The real shame of this is that this government's only housing policy is: 'Get rich parents.'

The SPEAKER: The member for Sydney cannot debate the point of order. She will resume her seat.