GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS —
1321. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
I refer to the minister's
response to my question without notice 1291 of 4 December seeking an update on
a decision to release, firstly, the Public Transport Authority's tender
evaluation report and, secondly, the government's contract with Huawei
UGL concerning the Metronet 4G radio system replacement project.
referring to advice received from the State Solicitor, is the minister
referring to either the Solicitor-General or the State Solicitor's
(2) When was the advice received and
what is the nature of the advice?
(3) What is the
nature of the ''consultation with relevant agencies'' the
minister referred to in her answer and with whom is the minister still
(4) When will this consultation
STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Legislative Council question without notice 829 asked by the honourable member
on 18 September 2018, the minister undertook to request that the Public
Transport Authority seek advice from the State Solicitor's Office as to
the confidentiality of the tender evaluation report and the additional request
from the member regarding the contract. Following receipt of this advice, the
minister is consulting with the Public Transport Authority on whether it is
possible for a copy of the documents to be provided with necessary redactions.