House debates

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Questions without Notice

Asylum Seekers

3:07 pm

Photo of Russell MathesonRussell Matheson (Macarthur, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. I remind the Prime Minister of the government's commitment to respond by mid-June to the request by state and territory police for access to the address details of people who arrived illegally by boat and have been released into the community. Can the Prime Minister confirm that despite her commitment to do so, the government has yet to provide those address details to the state and territory police so they can do their job?

Photo of Julia GillardJulia Gillard (Lalor, Australian Labor Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the member for his question. I can confirm that the federal government's agencies are working with state and territory police on the provision of that information.