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Tuesday, 28 August 2001
Page: 30385


Mr COSTELLO (Treasurer) (4:20 PM) —With indulgence, on the same issue, Mr Speaker. Could I draw to your attention that the Australian today had a photograph of the Minister for Small Business sitting on the front bench. It was a photograph which was most obviously taken during the censure debate. Mr Speaker, could you report back to the House whether or not photographs are permitted to be taken during censure debates, or any other debates, and whether that complies with guidelines? Could you also report to the House whether the caption that accompanied that photograph was accurate or not? Could you also report to the House whether or not this warrants any revision of the guidelines that have been given by you in relation to photographs?

Opposition members interjecting—