Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Questions without Notice
Special Minister of State
My question is to the Special Minister of State. I refer to the minister's previous answers and I refer to comments made by James Ashby in today's Australian:
'So I went home and pulled the copy of the diary out of my cupboard, took some pictures of the relevant dates and sent them to Mal. He couldn't read them and texted me and asked if I could send them again … '
Did the minister receive those unauthorised copies of the former Speaker's diary? Is conduct of this nature consistent with the standard this government applies to the minister's portfolio?