House debates

Monday, 22 February 2021

Questions without Notice

Members of Parliament: Staff

3:02 pm

Photo of Tanya PlibersekTanya Plibersek (Sydney, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Minister for Education) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. I refer to the Prime Minister's previous answer. What steps has the Prime Minister taken to ensure that in future he would be informed immediately about a serious crime reported in Parliament House?

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

I've instructed my staff that I would expect to be advised of such matters. That's what you'd expect me to do, and that's what I have done. And I would expect that these matters now are going to be taken up by the police again, and I look forward to the police progressing this matter and any other matters that may be related to this in terms of any other alleged offences in relation to this individual. I note these other reports and I look forward to the police taking these matters up. It has always been the ministers who had knowledge of those things at the time who encouraged these matters to be taken forward to the police, and I'm very pleased that they are going to be progressed by the police.