House debates

Wednesday, 21 October 2020

Questions without Notice

Western Sydney Airport

2:38 pm

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for the Arts) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the minister for communications. Yesterday in this House the minister said that he stood by his answers at the National Press Club in relation to the Leppington Triangle airport rort. Those comments included a statement that when he read the Auditor-General's report he 'absolutely learned things I did not know before'. Can the minister inform this House what he learned?

2:39 pm

Photo of Paul FletcherPaul Fletcher (Bradfield, Liberal Party, Minister for Communications, Cyber Safety and the Arts) Share this | | Hansard source

I thank the shadow minister for his question. I was asked a number of questions when I spoke at the National Press Club on the 23rd of last month about the Leppington Triangle matter. I gave very comprehensive answers to the questions and I stand by those answers.