Labor MPs accused of parliamentary security breach
Two Labor MPs - including one minister - have been accused in Parliament of giving their passes to left-wing union officials.
Leader of Opposition Business Jeff Seeney spoke in the House on a matter of privilege about allegations the two MPs allegedly handed over their parliamentary security passes to United Voice officials in a potential security breach.
"This morning it has come to the attention of the Opposition office that two members of the Government, one of them a minister, allegedly handed over their parliamentary security passes to United Voice union officials," he said.
Mr Seeney said, if true, the passes would have allowed the union official to "wander unaccompanied" through the parliamentary annexe.
"This is obviously a very grave matter that significantly compromises the security of the parliamentary precinct and the security of all members," he said.
"I ask you to formally investigate the matter to establish which areas of the parliamentary precinct were accessed by unaccompanied members of the United Voice union officials, using security passes that were provided for the use of members of the Government."
Speaker Peter Wellington requested the Opposition provide any information to him to assist him "investigate" the allegations against the two Labor MPs.