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The press conference ends after Samantha Maiden asks Michaelia Cash this question:
Senator Cash, could I ask a question in relation to Brittany Higgins.
Well, that is exactly what the Defence Minister said to my Chief of Staff. There was merely a media inquiry.
I then spoke to my Chief of Staff and Brittany together.
Cash: I have absolutely not and I have made my position very clear in the Senate.
I’m sorry, I have an international call I have to make. Thanks, everyone.
Scott Morrison is asked whether allegations made against Craig Kelly’s staffer – as first reported by Anne Davies – played any role in Kelly’s decision to quit the party.
I have long expressed to Mr Kelly my concerns about that staff member and he has long understood what my expectations were about how he would deal with that matter.