House debates

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Special Minister of State

2:51 pm

Photo of Mark DreyfusMark Dreyfus (Isaacs, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Attorney General) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is again to the Special Minister of State. Yesterday and today the minister has referred to paragraphs 122 to 124 of the full Federal Court's judgement in the matter of Ashby v Slipper. Paragraph 124 states that the minister was 'the recipient of copies of some of Slipper's diary entries'. Given that even the judgement the minister mistakenly clings to as some sort of defence finds that he received copies of the Speaker's official diary, isn't it time the minister resigned?

Mr Whiteley interjecting

Ms Henderson interjecting

Photo of Tony SmithTony Smith (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

The member for Braddon is warned. The member for Corangamite is warned.

Photo of Mal BroughMal Brough (Fisher, Liberal Party, Special Minister of State) Share this | | Hansard source

A truly remarkable statement from a QC: clinging to the judgement of the full bench—how pathetic of me! Did you read the rest of that paragraph that said there was nothing inappropriate about me having any diary notes, or has that slipped your memory?