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Wednesday, 31 August 2016
Page: 140

Turnbull Government


Mr DREYFUS (IsaacsDeputy Manager of Opposition Business) (14:44): My question is to the Prime Minister. Leaks from cabinet are a criminal offence, punishable by two years in prison, under section 70 of the Crimes Act. So has the Prime Minister referred these latest negative-gearing leaks to the Australian Federal Police for investigation? Can we expect raids on cabinet ministers' offices soon?


Mr TURNBULL (WentworthPrime Minister) (14:45): I thank the honourable and learned member for his question. As I pointed out earlier, the version of events proffered in the book that was extracted in the newspaper today simply is wrong. So there was no leak; it is an invention.