His comments came amid reports he was among at least five government MPs moving to back a plan to make it easier for the government to invest cash into coal-fired power stations.
The patient suffered a bite to the foot at about 4:20pm.
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Paramedics were called to the scene on Eel Creek and Lawson Roads at about 10.26am.
He bought a motorbike and drove away on it, but his licence had been disqualified twice already.
The 54-year-old attacked the victim three times in a window of about half an hour on a late 2018 afternoon when he was playing a game with her and his young son.