Bunting dismayed at delayed tabling of reports in parliament
Opposition Spokesman on National Security and Senator Peter Bunting is expressing dismay at the delay in the tabling of reports in both the upper and lower houses of parliament.
Speaking in the senate this morning (July 7), the Senator said there should always be a timely and seamless publication of crucial reports.
His statement comes after the Speaker of the House, announced Tuesday, that she would be delaying the tabling of reports she had received from the Auditor General on audits of public bodies, for two months.
The Senate President then said he would await the opinion of the Attorney General on the matter.
The Opposition however believes this is a violation of a longstanding convention for the immediate tabling of the reports of the Auditor General.
Mr. Bunting called on the president to change his stance on the matter, reiterating that the delay or interference in the process creates the perception that politically unfavorable information is being withheld from the public.