House debates

Monday, 3 June 2013

Distinguished Visitors

6:11 pm

Photo of Shayne NeumannShayne Neumann (Blair, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Ageing) Share this | Hansard source

I am happy to answer the question in relation to: does the minister know what her ministerial responsibilities are? I would think that the member for Mayo—I wonder what his job was at one stage. I think he worked for a number of cabinet ministers. I think he actually worked for the Prime Minister at some stage—that is right. He was actually aware of his responsibilities, and wasn't he the architect and author of Work Choices? I have a feeling he might have been at one stage.

The minister is very well aware. I mentioned the shadow parliamentary secretary's previous roles, because I am sure at some stage he would have seen something like a brief of their portfolio responsibilities that would have been delivered to his office. I am sure when he was working—I think it was for Alexander Downer, the former foreign minister—


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