House debates

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Special Minister of State

2:45 pm

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

My question is to the Prime Minister. In June 2009, the Prime Minister said:

He’s the one that has misled the Parliament. That is an offence that should result in the dismissal or resignation of a Minister. It is perfectly clear.

Prime Minister, isn't it perfectly clear, because the Special Minister Of State misled the parliament yesterday and again this morning, he should be sacked immediately?

Photo of Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull (Wentworth, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

While I know that the shadow Attorney-General has a very high opinion of his own powers and judgements, his simply asserting that somebody has misled the parliament does not make it so.