Jul 2, 2019

Personal Explanations – Tuesday, 2 July 2019

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (21:01): Mr Speaker, I wish to make a personal explanation.

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

Mr ALBANESE: I do.

The SPEAKER: The Leader of the Opposition may proceed.

Mr ALBANESE: In an article in the Daily Mail and in a number of other articles reporting on that article, it’s been suggested that I supported watering down Labor’s commitment to LGBTIQ rights. As someone who in the first speech in parliament mentioned removing discrimination on the basis of sexuality and is a strong advocate for the rights of gay and lesbian people, that is not true; it did not happen.

The SPEAKER: I thank the Leader of the Opposition.