Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Minister for Foreign Affairs, Attorney-General and Prime Minister; Attempted Censure
That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Manager of Opposition Business moving the following motion forthwith:
That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the Member for Watson from moving the following motion forthwith—That the House censures the:.
(1) Minister for Foreign Affairs and Attorney-General for:
(a) misleading the Parliament over important questions relating to national security and the safety of Australia;
(b) breaching the Prime Minister's own Statement of Ministerial Standards by failing to:
(i) correct the record in the Parliament at the earliest opportunity in relation to matters of national security;
(ii) be honest in the conduct of public office; and
(iii) take all reasonable steps to ensure that the public or the Parliament is not misled; and
(2) Prime Minister for allowing his Ministers to:
(a) mislead the Parliament over serious and legitimate questions relating to national security and the safety of Australia; and
(b) breach his own Statement of Ministerial Standards.
The parliament has been misled today by the foreign minister.