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Minister for Senior Australians and Aged Care Services, Richard Colbeck, has faced increasing criticism over his decision to attend a cricket match rather than a sitting of the Senate Select Committee on COVID-19.
In response, Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently took to a Brisbane radio station to defend the senator from Tasmania.
Asked by 4BC host Neil Breen whether Senator Colbeck should have appeared at the committee hearing, Mr Morrison responded:
"He has appeared, as you know, at that hearing on many, many occasions."
Verdict: Mr Morrison's claim is wrong.