House debates

Thursday, 3 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Special Minister of State

2:49 pm

Photo of Mark DreyfusMark Dreyfus (Isaacs, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Attorney General) Share this | Hansard source

My question is to the Special Minister of State. I refer to the fact that James Ashby signed a statutory declaration confirming that everything he said in his 60 Minutes interview was true. How, then, does the minister reconcile his statements to the House with this exchange on 60 Minutes, where Hayes says to Ashby:

He's asking you to be deceptive? To hand over information that isn't Mal Brough's?

And Ashby responds:

I must admit I was more than willing to assist Mal with the information that he was seeking.

Why is the minister continuing to mislead the House?


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