House debates

Thursday, 9 March 2023

Questions without Notice

New South Wales: Election

2:04 pm

Photo of Melissa McIntoshMelissa McIntosh (Lindsay, Liberal Party, Shadow Assistant Minister for Mental Health and Suicide Prevention) Share this | | Hansard source

My question is to Minister for Climate Change and Energy. Is it true that the minister took time out from the task of tackling rising energy prices to hold discussions with Western Sydney mayor Frank Carbone ahead of Mr Carbone announcing he would not run as an independent candidate in the New South Wales election? Did the minister discuss any federal government funding or support with Mr Carbone?

Government Members:

Government members interjecting

Photo of Milton DickMilton Dick (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

Order! Members on my right. I'll hear from the Leader of the House.

Photo of Mr Tony BurkeMr Tony Burke (Watson, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations) Share this | | Hansard source

Mr Speaker, I refer you to the list of prohibited questions on page 553 of the Practicethe first dot point.

Photo of Milton DickMilton Dick (Speaker) Share this | | Hansard source

I'm ruling that question out of order. I give the call to the member for Macnamara.