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Tuesday, 8 November 2016
Page: 3138

Day, Mr Bob, AO

Mr BURKE (WatsonManager of Opposition Business) (14:49): My question is to the Prime Minister. Can the Prime Minister confirm that the Minister for Finance was aware before the election that former Senator Day had provided vendor financing so that the new owner of the property which housed his electorate office could make the purchase? Is it not clear that the government knew before the election that this deal was completely inappropriate? When was the Prime Minister made personally aware of these circumstances?

Mr TURNBULL (WentworthPrime Minister) (14:50): I refer the honourable member to my answer yesterday about my personal knowledge, which was referred to in Senator Ryan's statement to the Senate. As far as Senator Cormann's state of knowledge is concerned, he deals with that in his own statement, which is quite comprehensive, as I am sure the honourable member is aware.