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8 May, 2009
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Senator STERLE— […] Under Mr Gray’s guidance—the guidance of the parliamentary secretary—I have no doubt that this reality will take shape.

Senator Bernardi interjecting—

Senator STERLE— I am sorry, Senator Bernardi; you are awake now! Last time I saw you, you were dozing off in the chair. Welcome back.

Senator Bernardi— You’re a toxic bore.

Senator STERLE— I am sorry. This must be South Australia having a go at Western Australia, is it, Senator Bernardi—through you, Mr Acting Deputy President. If you have got nothing better to do, go outside. Suck a bit of fresh air in if you need to stay awake that long, Senator Bernardi, because you are boring me. The additional funding proposed in these appropriation bills—

Senator Bernardi interjecting—

Senator STERLE—If Senator Bernardi can abuse another colleague, maybe he will get another promotion. I do not have any idea what he is up to, but good luck anyway.

Subject: Appropriation Bill (no.3) 2008-2009 / Appropriation Bill (no.4) 2008-2009 / Appropriation Bill (no.5) 2008-2009 / Appropriation Bill (no.6) 2008-2009 / [Senate – Second Reading]

Date: 19 March 2009

Hansard reference: p. 2308 [online (pdf)]

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