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Question Without Notice No. 975 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 December 2017 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

MINISTERS OF THE CROWN — MOTOR VEHICLE ALLOWANCE
      975. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:
I refer the Premier to his response to question without notice 619 asked on Thursday, 14 September 2017. I refer to those ministers who have continued to be paid a motor vehicle allowance since 18 May 2017 for the entire period or part thereof.
      (1) Have any ministers had access to the use of vehicles within the Government Garage since 14 September 2017?
      (2) If yes, which ministers, when and for what purpose did they use vehicles within the Government Garage?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) Yes.
(2) The answer is within a table, so I seek leave to have the table incorporated into Hansard.
[Leave granted.]
The following material was incorporated —
          Minister
          Date
          Reason
          Johnston
          23/09/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Johnston
          24/09/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Johnston
          1/10/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Johnston
          5/10/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Saffioti
          6/10/2017
          Personal vehicle was broken into, smashed windscreen, sent for repair
          Saffioti
          20/10/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Johnston
          21/10/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Saffioti
          24/10/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          McGurk
          30/10/2017
          Personal vehicle was new, no insurance details provided to ETS
          Quigley
          14/01/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Johnston
          15/11/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          McGurk
          21/11/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off
          Quigley
          1/12/2017
          Airport Pickup/Drop off


Hon SUE ELLERY: Airport pick-ups and drop-offs are often conducted in government vehicles in order to be more efficient with the time of government drivers as it allows the drivers to return direct to the garage without returning the minister's car to their place of residence.