Wednesday, 17 February 2021
Questions without Notice
Members of Parliament: Staff
My question is to the Prime Minister. Brittany Higgins said that the Prime Minister's principal private secretary checked in on her, including after the Four Corners episode at the end of last year, reportedly with a WhatsApp call. Does the Prime Minister accept Brittany Higgins' account?
I refer to the answer I gave on this matter yesterday, and the advice I have is that yesterday was the first time I indicated that my office became aware of those issues. I have engaged with the secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to verify that advice.