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Notice given 20 December 2004

211  Senator O’Brien: To ask the Minister representing the Prime Minister—

(1) What alleged breaches of the Guide on Key Elements of Ministerial Responsibility (December, 1998) have been brought to the attention of the Prime Minister and/or his office since its inception.

(2) In each case: (a) who was the Minister and/or Parliamentary Secretary responsible for the alleged breach; (b) what was the nature of the alleged breach; (c) on what date did the Prime Minister and/or his office become aware of the alleged breach; (d) what was the source of information about the alleged breach; (e) how did the Prime Minister investigate the alleged breach; (f) if the Prime Minister did not investigate the alleged breach, why not; (g) what finding did the Prime Minister make in relation to the alleged breach, and on what date did the Prime Minister make the finding; and (h) what action, if any, did the Prime Minister take, and on what date did the Prime Minister take such action.