Tuesday, 27 November 2012
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to the Prime Minister's statement yesterday and to this 1996 affidavit of Ian Cambridge that states $300,000 in cash was withdrawn by Bruce Wilson from bank accounts in the name of the AWU over four years to:
… "launder" Union funds, as a step in the conversion of those funds to unauthorised, … irregular, and possibly illegal uses.
As the Prime Minister cannot recall receiving $5,000 from Bruce Wilson, how can the Prime Minister rule out receiving any cash or benefit at any time from these accounts?
Speaker, I rise on a point of order. These are a series of questions that I have asked in this form over the last couple of days. The preamble is the same, so it is not the preamble. In relation to the last part of the question, I will ask if the Prime Minister received any funds from any of these accounts, on that basis.