House debates

Monday, 18 February 2019

Statements by Members

Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education

1:59 pm

Photo of Lisa ChestersLisa Chesters (Bendigo, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

The scandal involving the unlawful leaks to the media of the Registered Organisation Commission raids of the AWU office involving Liberal ministers gets murkier by the day. We learnt today in Senate estimates, via the AFP, that evidence was actually destroyed by the office of the then Minister for Workplace Relations. Let's look back to what the minister actually said at the time: 'These raids had to occur to stop the destroying of evidence.' We now know that it was actually the minister's office that was actually engaged—

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

It being 2 pm, in accordance with standing order 43, the time for members' statements has concluded.