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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 499 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 May 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 21 May 2020


499. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:

I have my two questions, and then four other questions today.

I refer to the City of Perth inquiry.

(1) Can the minister confirm that counsel assisting the inquiry, Mr Nicholas Parkinson, was previously a convener for United Voice?

(2) Can the minister detail the appointment process used to appoint Mr Nicholas Parkinson?

(3) Was the minister consulted on the appointment of Mr Nicholas Parkinson?

(4) What are the total payments made to Mr Nicholas Parkinson to date?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(3) I can confirm that Mr Nicholas Parkinson is appointed as solicitor assisting the inquiry; however, the Minister for Local Government was not involved in the appointment process for staff assisting the panel of inquiry.

(4) An amount of $184 363.87.