House debates

Tuesday, 19 June 2007

Questions to the Speaker

Parliament House: Demonstration

3:24 pm

Photo of Alby SchultzAlby Schultz (Hume, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I have a question to you as a supplementary question to the question asked by the member for Lindsay during last week’s parliamentary sitting. It relates to the outrageous actions and riots that occurred, spearheaded by trade unionists, in 1996, when 88 Australian Federal Police officers, both male and female, were assaulted. Could you, for the benefit of the House, advise the House in due course as to how many of those trade unionists were prosecuted for those physical assaults on those AFP officers, who were protecting this parliament from illegal action by trade unionists?

Photo of David HawkerDavid Hawker (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the member for Hume. I have been making some investigations in response to the question raised earlier by the member for Lindsay. When I have got all that together, I will report back.