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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2392 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Transport; Planning
Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to Legislative Council question on notice 2199 that was only partially answered, regarding the Minister's visit to the Agricultural Region on Wednesday, 5 June 2019, and ask:
(a) please provide an unredacted copy of the Ministers' itinerary and travel arrangements;
(b) please provide all briefing notes and advice provided to the Minister in relation to meetings, functions and other commitments undertaken by the Minister;
(c) who accompanied the Minister during the visit and at each meeting, function or other commitments undertaken by the Minister; and
(d) on what date, at what time and by what means were the following local members of Parliament notified of the Minister’s visit:
(i) Hon Martin Aldridge MLC;
(ii) Hon Colin de Grussa MLC;
(iii) Hon Laurie Graham MLC;
(iv) Hon Rick Mazza MLC;
(v) Hon Darren West MLC;
(vi) Hon Jim Chown MLC;
(vii) Shane Love MLA; and
(viii) Mia Davies MLA?

Answered on 24 September 2019

(a)-(d)

The Minister attended:

8.00am – Inspect NorthLink works at Muchea

9.00am – Inspect Great Northern Highway works at Muchea

11.30am – Opening of Miling Bypass and Pithara realignment works and Announce Shire of Moora Commodity Freight Route project

2.00pm – Meeting with the Shire of Goomalling

3.30pm – Meeting with the Shire of Northam

4.00pm – Launch of the Revitalising Agricultural Region Freight Draft Strategy and Wheatbelt Secondary Freight Route

The Minister was accompanied by: Policy Adviser, Media Adviser, Main Roads representatives, Hon Darren West MLC

Noting that ministers of the former Liberal-National Government routinely did not provide local members this courtesy, it was identified that a process error occurred within the administrative functions of the office which resulted in notification of a Ministerial visit failing to occur.