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Tuesday, 26 June 2012
Page: 7995


Mr ALBANESE (GrayndlerLeader of the House and Minister for Infrastructure and Transport) (15:13): Deputy Speaker, for your consideration of whether it is appropriate to incorporate the tabling of the website in Hansard, for your information the Federal Court have put all the documents up on a special page on their website today, available for all to read.

Mrs Bronwyn Bishop: Madam Deputy Speaker, I raise a point of order. The point just raised by the Leader of the House does not address the question of the subjudice rule as it is set out in Practice. Practice simply says when it is acceptable or not acceptable to mention matters before the court in this place. It does not talk about whether or not things are up on websites or anything else. It is quite clear on page 506 of Practice that once it is before a court it may not be dealt with in this place.

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ) (15:13): I thank the member for Mackellar for her assistance. As I say, I will be seeking advice on whether it should be incorporated or not and I will take on board the information provided by both sides of the chamber.

Mr Albanese: Deputy Speaker, with every complaint, the Liberal and National parties show exactly that they are in this up to their necks. I understand their objection—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER: The Leader of the House will resume his seat. The Leader of the House is abusing the rights to come to the dispatch box.