Mr M O'BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition):
My question is to the Premier. The Premier told Jon Faine yesterday in relation to the Royal Commission into the Management of Police Informants: So we’ve got a royal commission, expansive terms of reference, the budget it needs, the time it needs. Since this royal commission was established, the years under investigation have now doubled, while the number of royal commissioners has halved. Yet the Premier has provided no extension of reporting time to the royal commission nor announced any increase in resources. Given this, will the Premier now commit to providing the royal commission with the additional resources and reporting time that are needed commensurate with the increased scale of this inquiry?
Mr M O'BRIEN (Malvern—Leader of the Opposition): I ask the Premier: is his government’s reluctance to proactively offer additional resources or an extension of time to the royal commission because Nicola Gobbo, also known as lawyer X, has been a longstanding activist in the Labor Party? Members interjecting. The SPEAKER: Order! The members for Mordialloc and Ivanhoe!