Jun 13, 2007

Questions without Notice – Federal Election

Questions without Notice – Federal Election

13 June 2007

Mr ALBANESE (2.12 p.m.)—My question is to the Prime Minister. I ask the Prime Minister: how many taxpayer funded government staffers today attended a secret ‘polling day preparation session’ between 10 am and 12 noon in room 2S3 in Parliament House hosted by the government members’ secretariat, otherwise known as the Howard government’s dirt unit?

Honourable members interjecting—

The SPEAKER—Members will come to order. The Prime Minister has been asked a question and the Prime Minister will be heard.

Mr HOWARD—Let me say in reply to that question that I can assure the House that government staff always behave