Mar 1, 2007

Questions without notice (1) – Mr Noel Crichton-Browne

QUESTIONS WITHOUT NOTICE (1) – Mr Noel Crichton-Browne

1 March 2007

Mr ALBANESE (2.26 p.m.)—My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister provide the House with full details of contact between members of his government and former Liberal Senator Noel Crichton-Browne?

Mr HOWARD—Yes. Mr Speaker, thank you, thank you, thank you! My contact with Senator Noel Crichton-Browne reached its climax 12 years ago when, as opposition leader, I secured his removal from the Liberal Party Senate ticket in Western Australia.

The SPEAKER—Has the Prime Minister completed his answer? Mr HOWARD—Yes.

Mr Albanese—Mr Speaker, I rise on a point of order. It was about contact between members of his government.

The SPEAKER—The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. He has asked his question and the Prime Minister has given an answer.