Senate debates

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

Questions without Notice: Take Note of Answers


3:30 pm

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

I move:

That the Senate take note of the answer given by the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills, Science and Research (Senator Evans) to a question without notice asked by Senator Ludlam today relating to Mr Julian Assange.

I put three very simple questions to the minister, who obviously—as this story has been very widely reported on this morning—should, quite frankly, have been better briefed. He should have been paid the respect by the Prime Minister's office of having some material to hand that would have directly addressed the questions. I am getting a little tired of hearing Australian government ministers, and indeed the Prime Minister—and the Deputy Prime Minister was at it again yesterday—

Senator Boswell interjecting—


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