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Question Without Notice No. 806 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 September 2018 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 13 September 2018

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS — HUAWEI

806. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I have a suspicion that this question did not make the pack either, but I will ask it anyway.

I refer to my questions without notice 675 of 23 August and 790 of 12 September requesting the public release of the Public Transport Authority's tender evaluation report for the radio system replacement project that recommended Huawei/UGL as the preferred proponent.

(1) When did the PTA seek advice on the ''legality, probity and confidentiality issues around the release of the evaluation report'' and from whom is this advice being sought?

(2) When does the PTA anticipate receiving this advice?

(3) Who is responsible for making the decision to either release or withhold the tender evaluation report from public scrutiny?

(4) Additionally, will the minister table a copy of the contract with Huawei/UGL?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I have a number of answers to questions from the honourable member about Huawei, but that question is not in my pack and it did not come to me earlier in the day, so I dare say it did not actually meet the cut-off time.