Aug 26, 2020

STATEMENT BY THE SPEAKER – COVID-19 – Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the Opposition) (15:19): Just to ensure an element of bipartisanship today, Mr Speaker, can I congratulate you and the President of the Senate not only on the work that you’ve done in attaining and sticking to the medical advice to the letter but also on the work that you and other staff of the parliament have done to make sure that the democratic process can take place this week and, indeed, in the budget session going forward. It is important for our nation that we are here and that we’re able to undertake in our democratic deliberations, and that wouldn’t have been possible without your leadership and the leadership of the President of the Senate.