Full Name: Cory Bernardi.
Title: Senator.
Electorate: SA.
Political Party: Australian Conservatives
Entered House: 2017-02-07
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I thank the minister. I note that Mr Sopko also said I have chased more ghosts in Afghanistan than probably those comedians in Ghost Busters have done. We are talking millions if not billions of dollars that may have been diverted to ghosts. In light of this damning evidence of corruption waste and stupidity why would we send another cent of Australian taxpayers' money to Afghanistan...
2018-11-14

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I do have a point of order. My question was specifically about the funds we are delivering to these two organisations that have been found to be corrupt ghost programs—not extraneous commitments or anything else. I'm asking about the probity and accountability of these organisations with Australian money.
2018-11-14

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I thank the minister and I say that Mr Sopko said the World Bank did not know how the money was being spent and … most of what we have identified are just head-smacking stupid programs and really poorly managed and no accountability. From 2003 to 2020 Australia may be exposed to the tune of $520 million to the World Bank fund and $70 million to the UN fund. What exactly are...
2018-11-14

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My question is to the Minister for Foreign Affairs. The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction or SIGAR released their 41st quarterly report on 30 October revealing that billions of dollars in Western foreign aid has been lost to widespread waste lax oversight and endemic corruption. Special Inspector John Sopko stated that aid had been used to build medical clinics...
2018-11-14

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Yesterday I made some comments about the Greens political party and the heterophobia and misogyny that is endemic within it. I would put the Senate on notice that since that time—
2018-11-14

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I put on the record that groupthink is not endemic in this place. I'm opposed to extending this. I think the Australian people have had plenty of time to opt out and get their house in order and that extending it for another week two weeks or two months is not going to make any difference to those people who haven't bothered to acquaint themselves with the circumstances. I also make the...
2018-11-13

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Mr President I'm seeking your ruling. I'm hoping it will emulate the rulings of President Sibraa and President Reid in which they said that the display of items such as badges with slogans in the chamber was inappropriate. I make the point that some of the Greens are wearing badges with $75 on them. I presume that's not how much Senator Di Natale paid his au pairs! I would ask you to rule...
2018-11-13

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I congratulate both the opposition and the government in their rejection of this attempt to hijack this place to pursue another element of the Greens' extreme agenda. The Greens of course are a party where hypocrisy is not unknown because they stand to be the defenders of the marginalised and yet they marginalise many people and they refuse to deal with some of the serious egregious...
2018-10-18

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I ask that general business notice of motion No. 1152 standing in my name for today relating to the Australian Constitution—you cannot object to this surely—be taken as a formal motion.
2018-10-18

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I move That the Senate (a) notes that 6 November 2018 marks the 19th anniversary of the defeat of the referendum proposal for Australia to break ties with the British monarchy and become a republic; (b) further notes that every Australian state voted against the proposal; and (c) supports Australia's Constitution.
2018-10-18