Senate debates

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Committees

Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee; Membership

10:17 am

Photo of Barnaby JoyceBarnaby Joyce (Queensland, National Party, Leader of The Nationals in the Senate) Share this | Hansard source

That is ultimately where we are going. What is the agreement? Why on earth did we have the nomination for a position that is supposed to be made by the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate made by the Leader of the Government in the Senate? You can understand why this mistake could be made with any other committee, but this is the legal and cons committee; this is the one that is supposed to have an understanding of the Constitution. Maybe that is a bit old-fashioned—why would they worry about that? Can you explain to me your interpretation of that? Maybe you would like to get your new chair to stand and display to this chamber her competencies in understanding Odgers

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