Thursday, 25 March 2021
Questions without Notice
My question is to the Prime Minister. Yesterday, the Prime Minister told Ray Hadley that unacceptable behaviour at parliament by government staff didn't happen when he was Prime Minister but Network Ten reported these acts occurred over a two-year period, ending last year. Why did the Prime Minister tell Ray Hadley and his listeners something that clearly wasn't true?
I answered honestly when I was asked that question. I am not aware of that behaviour having taken place, but if other information comes forward then I am happy to address that.
These acts that have been referred to in the media I just find completely incomprehensible—incomprehensible! They are incomprehensible in terms of what Channel 10 has been reporting. This is conduct that is completely mysterious to me. It is not something that I can even conceive of, to be honest. And I think people around this place know me when it comes to those types of issues.
So where this has taken place—
Opposition members interjecting—
Mr Speaker, I hope, given those opposite's keen interest in these topics, and given that there have been many anonymous reports that have also been reported in the media—and which I know the Leader of the Opposition has acknowledged in his own media conferences—that they would show the same enthusiasm in pursuing those matters as they are expecting from the government.