Thursday, 25 June 2015
Prime Minister; Attempted Censure
I seek leave to move a motion of censure against the Prime Minister.
Leave not granted.
That so much of standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the member for Isaacs from moving the following motion forthwith:
That the House:
(1) condemns the Prime Minister and government for putting politics before the security of Australians by:
(a) revealing sensitive information of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation for the sake of a media opportunity;
(b) leading a party that seeks to raise political donations by trading on the safety of our nation; and
(c) preparing blatantly political question time briefings that seek to create division, not unity; and
(2) calls on the Prime Minister to explain immediately:
(a) whether the Prime Minister or his office authorised the media event held at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation;
(b) whether the Attorney-General or his office authorised the media event held at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation;
(c) what security considerations were taken prior to the media event held at the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation;
(d) whether this sensitive information was for official use only;
(e) whether the government has facilitated a significant security breach; and
(f) what steps the Prime Minister will take to repair the damage done by this breach?
The Prime Minister has been using national security for partisan political purposes for—