Hi Joan! The Prime Minister, like other Members of the House of Representatives, can bring a laptop, tablet or other electronic device into the chamber. The Prime Minister may bring a device to continue to undertake their work while listening to speeches or to read a speech off the device.
During Question Time, the Prime Minister rarely refers to a laptop or tablet when answering a question. The Prime Minister and ministers are expected to answer questions quickly and confidently. Sometimes the Prime Minister will refer to briefing notes or talk with a minister before answering a question.