House debates

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Questions without Notice

Special Minister of State

2:31 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. I refer to the answer the minister just gave. After the minister answered the now infamous question on 60 Minutes, Liz Hayes asked a further question, 'Why did you do that?' The minister answered, 'Because I believed that Peter Slipper had committed a crime.' If the minister was not admitting to procuring the former Speaker's diary, why did he then try to justify it on national television?

Mr Mitchell interjecting

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

The member for McEwen is warned!

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

I refer the honourable member to my answers throughout the last two weeks.