House debates

Thursday, 18 March 2021

Questions without Notice


2:52 pm

Photo of Mark DreyfusMark Dreyfus (Isaacs, Australian Labor Party, Shadow Attorney General) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to the Prime Minister. The Prime Minister has said that the Attorney-General would not perform certain functions of his office. If the Prime Minister intends to allow the Attorney-General to resume his duties without an independent inquiry into sexual assault allegations, will the Attorney-General retain responsibility for defamation law reform?

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

As I said in the House yesterday, and I'll repeat again today, we've sought advice from the Solicitor-General involving these matters. I'll await the advice from the Solicitor-General, and that will inform our decision about how we will be able to address the issues that the member has just raised.