Tuesday, 3 May 2016
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to recent budget leaks which have confirmed the Prime Minister will splash taxpayers' cash for a massive election advertising campaign. Given that the Prime Minister has been caught out spending taxpayer money on the eve of an election before, gifting $10 million in federal grant money for his Point Piper neighbour and Liberal donor's discredited cloud-seeding scheme in 2007, will the Prime Minister commit to no taxpayer-funded election advertising campaign between now and the election writs being issued?
Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The government has been very tolerant of the opposition's wide questions, but, quite frankly, this is a question full of assertions, speculation and made up stories and therefore has no place being asked, and I suggest that we move on.