Senate debates

Monday, 11 September 2023

Questions without Notice

Space Industry

2:02 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

Why was it—and I quote from government emails released under freedom of information laws—'an express preference from the minister and PMO that the US be notified no earlier than Wednesday', the day prior to announcement? Did the minister or her office express concerns with this deliberately tricky and deceptive approach? Or did the government not trust the United States with the information?


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