Full Name: Cory Bernardi.
Title: Senator.
Electorate: SA.
Political Party: Australian Conservatives
Entered House: 2017-02-07
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In contributing on this suspension motion by Senator Anning I would like to endorse some elements of this motion because I think we have a serious issue where aid money or donations or contributions of any description are going into an organisation and then flowing on to those who are committing acts of terror or are being incentivised to do so. Having been to Israel and met with...
2018-06-27

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I seek leave to make a short statement.
2018-06-27

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The Australian Conservatives will be supporting this motion but because the word 'facilitate' means different things to different people I'd like to clarify that our support is not built around the taxpayer rebuilding or building or purchasing coal-fired power stations. It is for the government to get out of the way to provide contractual and operational certainty and to get their...
2018-06-27

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Mr President just before we proceed may I ask for you to reflect on your ruling in regard to that motion because by any stretch of the imagination the Senate yesterday voted unanimously to ask the government to extend an invitation to the President of the United States to address a joint sitting of parliament given that circumstance. In that motion the Greens' motion which was...
2018-06-27

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Mr President I take a point of order. Under standing order 193 regardless of the timing of the tabling of the motion and the vote yesterday this motion now constitutes a reflection on the vote of the Senate. As such I'd ask whether it is actually in order.
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Just off the top of my head it is 193 I think Mr President.
2018-06-27

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I think Senator Di Natale's rant should be addressed to the chair rather than directly to Senator Georgiou.
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I thank the minister. There are 50 nuclear power stations under construction worldwide adding to the 440 operating in 30 nations collectively generating 11 per cent of the world's electricity. Given the global uptake of nuclear energy which I note has no carbon emission issues and given the NEG is technology-neutral will the government commit to supporting the Conservative party's bill...
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I thank the minister for the response and I note he parroted the Prime Minister's press release from last October when the NEG was hailed as 'truly technology-neutral offering a future for investment in whatever technology the market needs'. If the NEG is truly technology-neutral what modelling or consideration is being given to nuclear power as a future contributor to the national energy grid?
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My question is to the Minister for Education and Training representing the Minister for the Environment and Energy. Last October Labor claimed that the National Energy Guarantee would effectively put a price on carbon and involve carbon trading. Liberal Party backbenchers and National Party MPs have also been quoted in the media asserting that the NEG is a carbon tax by stealth. Given that...
2018-06-27

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I rise today because I think the country needs to have a serious talk about immigration. Not a one-sided shrill debate or a pejorative slamming of people with different points of view but a careful analysis of how immigration is playing with our economic our social and our cultural interests. No-one is denying or is in any doubt that immigration has played a vital role in Australia's...