Is the Prime Minister allowed to bring a computer into Question Time and use it when answering questions?
Hi Joan! Like other members of parliament, the Prime Minister can bring a laptop, tablet or other electronic device into the House of Representatives.
However, during Question Time the Prime Minister rarely uses a laptop or tablet when answering a question. The Prime Minister and ministers are expected to be well-informed about the government’s plans and answer questions quickly and confidently. Sometimes the Prime Minister will check briefing notes or speak with a minister before answering a question.
The Prime Minister speaking from the Despatch Box in the House of Representatives.
The Prime Minister stands and speaks at a box with a microphone in the House of Representatives. There are books on the table in front of him and people sitting on green benches in the background.
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