Senate debates

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Questions without Notice

Ministerial Staff

2:23 pm

Photo of Mathias CormannMathias Cormann (WA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

These are two separate questions. In relation to all members and senators—Mr Drum is a member of the House of Representatives—all of us select our staff. As I've indicated to you, there is a staffing pool that is allocated to the Nationals. My advice is that the Nationals at no time exceeded the staffing pool allocated to them. All of the appointments were made in the appropriate way, consistent with all of the legal and administrative requirements.


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