Tuesday, 26 November 2019
Questions without Notice
Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction
My question is to the Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction. The minister's department blocked access under freedom of information to two sets of emails sent to his office on the very day his conduct was referred to the New South Wales police. Those emails have also been withheld from the New South Wales police. will they now be provided to New South Wales police Strike Force Garrad?
After being in opposition for seven years, you'd think the member for Hindmarsh would know how FOIs work. Freedom-of-information requests are being, as they always are, processed in accordance with the act. I tabled my statement from 25 October in the House and I stand by that statement.
The poor understanding of FOI from the member for Hindmarsh isn't his only mistake. We know he was the architect of Labor's energy and climate policies in 2013, in 2016 and in 2019. He was the architect of all of those election-losing policies. He is an election-losing machine. Now the self-proclaimed master tactician who couldn't even hold the Labor Party presidency is at it again. The member for Hindmarsh is Labor's special weapon. He is an election-losing machine.