Wednesday, 19 June 2013
Earlier today, the Manager of Government Business said in the parliament that the member for Cook in his comments last night, and again in his comments today, clearly indicate that there has been a breach of privilege.
I seek to table my statements of last night, table my statements of this morning on the doors and table my statements of the interview I conducted with Sky News this morning. At no time have I made any reference to the contents of any deliberations or any outcomes of the Selection Committee, which is a very serious charge that the member put against me. I reject it absolutely, and I seek leave to table those documents. If the minister is interested in the truth he should allow me to do so.