House debates

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:12 pm

Photo of Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek (Sydney, Australian Labor Party, Deputy Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to WhatsApp messages between the foreign minister and her Indonesian counterpart that were leaked to the media. Will the Australian Federal Police be asked to investigate this leak also? And what does the Prime Minister expect our neighbours and allies to make of a government that's gone from leaking against itself to now leaking sensitive and classified information against Australia's national interest?

Photo of Scott MorrisonScott Morrison (Cook, Liberal Party, Prime Minister) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the member for her question. There is no evidence to suggest that any such material has been distributed by anyone in the government whatsoever.