House debates

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Questions without Notice

Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction

2:47 pm

Photo of Anthony AlbaneseAnthony Albanese (Grayndler, Australian Labor Party, Leader of the Opposition) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is again to the Prime Minister. I refer to his call to the New South Wales police commissioner. Did the Prime Minister get any advice from the secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet prior to making that call? Were any note takers present, and, if so, will the Prime Minister release those notes to clarify the difference between his and the police commissioner's accounts of their conversation?

2:48 pm

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

Obviously, I don't accept the assertion that the Leader of the Opposition just made about the nature of that call. Secondly, the normal arrangements applied for those calls and the normal processes apply for accessing any information in relation to those matters.