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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2395 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 August 2019 by Hon Martin Aldridge

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment representing the Minister for Police; Road Safety
Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 3060- View tabled paper

I refer to travel undertaken by the Minister for Police and the Commissioner for Police between 1/7/18 and 5/7/18 to Broome and I ask:
(a) Please table a complete and unredacted copy of the itinerary;
(b) Why did the Police Commissioner’s spouse accompany him during the travel;
(c) Does the State Government policy for ministerial air charter permit travel on government aircraft by spouses of public servants; and
(d) If yes to (c) please table the relevant section of the policy?

Answered on 18 September 2019

(a)        Please refer to tabled paper [ ].

(b)        The Western Australian Police Force advise the Commissioner’s wife accompanies the Commissioner to policing and community events to support the police and community members.

(c)-(d)   The guidelines for travel by non-Government passengers on Government aircraft or charter which are unchanged from those applicable under the previous government include that a non-government passenger forms part of an official party for a government initiated event or function.