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Wednesday, 30 May 2012
Page: 6285

Enterprise Migration Agreements

Mr IAN MACFARLANE (Groom) (14:33): My question is for the Prime Minister. Did the Minister for Resources and Energy talk to the Prime Minister in the week before she left for Chicago and was the proposed Roy Hill enterprise migration agreement discussed?

Ms GILLARD (LalorPrime Minister) (14:33): As it happens, I did talk to the Minister for Resources and Energy in the week before I left for Chicago—and the week before that and the week before that and the week before that. I do talk to my ministerial colleagues, including the Minister for Resources and Energy, so I am glad I have been asked about it. On the Roy Hill enterprise migration agreement: as I have said on a number of occasions in this parliament, I received the brief from my office when I returned from Chicago.

Mr Pyne: Madam Deputy Speaker, I rise on a point of order. The question was very specific. It was not about a full briefing. It was about whether in the talks she had with the minister for resources before last week—

The DEPUTY SPEAKER ( Ms AE Burke ): The Manager of Opposition Business will resume his seat. The Prime Minister has concluded. The member for Groom on a supplementary.

Mr IAN MACFARLANE (Groom) (14:34): Thank you, Madam Deputy Speaker. In that discussion, did the Prime Minister raise any concerns about the enterprise migration agreement?

Ms GILLARD (LalorPrime Minister) (14:34): No, I did not.

Opposition members interjecting