CORRUPTION AND CRIME
COMMISSIONER — REAPPOINTMENT
501. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:
I ask this question on behalf of Hon
Michael Mischin, who is away on urgent parliamentary business.
refer to the Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission
and its process for the appointment of a Corruption and Crime
(1) Has the
Attorney General or anyone in his office communicated directly or indirectly
with committee member Mr Matthew Hughes, MLA, regarding the reappointment of
Hon John McKechnie?
(2) If yes to
(1), on what occasions, by what means, and what was the substance of the
(3) Has the
Attorney General or anyone in his office directly or indirectly advised Mr
Hughes that he would have the support of the
Attorney General or the government if he were publicly critical of the joint
standing committee or any member on it?
(4) If yes to
(3), who, on what occasions, by what means, and what was the substance of the
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Attorney General discussed with Mr Matthew Hughes the motion that was moved by
Mr Zak Kirkup, MLA, in the Legislative
Assembly and debated on 13 May 2020. The Attorney General advised Mr Hughes
not to divulge any deliberations of the
Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission.
(3)–(4) The Attorney General
stated in the Legislative Assembly on 13 May 2020 —
The government commends the member
for Kalamunda for having the courage and the integrity to criticise a process
that he regarded as flawed �