Jun 21, 2007

Motion – Attorney-General

Motion – Attorney-General

21 June 2007

Mr ALBANESE (Grayndler) (9.01 a.m.)—I move:

That so much of the standing and sessional orders be suspended as would prevent the House from noting with alarm that the Attorney-General has refused to provide details of the secret taxpayer funded political unit operation out of his ministerial office at 70 Phillip Street, Sydney, including:

(1) the date of the secret unit’s establishment;

(2) the annual cost to taxpayers of the secret unit’s operation;

(3) the secret unit’s full staffing arrangements;

(4) the secret unit’s reporting arrangements;

(5) the function of the secret unit including its monitoring of non-government media comment and other activities;

(6) the relationship between the secret unit and the taxpayer funded government members secretariat—

Motion gagged by Coalition