Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
 Download Current HansardDownload Current Hansard   

Previous Fragment    Next Fragment
Wednesday, 4 November 1992
Page: 2554


Mr REITH —My question is directed to the Treasurer.

  Government members interjecting


Mr SPEAKER —Order! Honourable members on my right will cease interjecting.


Mr REITH —I refer him to my previous question which he failed to answer which sought from him—

  Government members interjecting


Mr SPEAKER —Order! Honourable members on my right will cease interjecting so that I can hear the question.


Mr REITH —It sought from him details of when he provided information to Senator Button on the question of the Victorian Loan Council affair. I ask the Minister again—and I understand that Senator Button has commented on this in the Senate today—when exactly did he inform Senator Button? What were the circumstances in which you so informed him? What other Ministers did you so inform? Finally, what other members of Cabinet or the appropriate Cabinet subcommittee were informed of the massive breach by the Victorians of their global borrowing limit?


Mr DAWKINS —What on earth has this got to do with anything? It has nothing to do with anything. I have told you what I knew and when I knew it and I told you what I did about it. That is all you are entitled to know.