MINISTER FOR REGIONAL
DEVELOPMENT — ENERGY MADE CLEAN
350. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Minister for Regional Development:
I refer to the minister's
comments on ABC radio yesterday in relation to Energy Made Clean, when the
minister stated, in part, that she had ''absolutely acknowledged in the
Parliament'' that she had worked for EMC, and that she had made it clear
that it was part remuneration. In response to a question as to whether the
minister revealed to the Parliament that she was also paid cash by EMC, the
minister's response was —
Absolutely. In � a time line in the
Parliament by Sue Ellery � I made it clear �
Will the minister give an
undertaking to provide to the Legislative Council tomorrow the exact dates that
she and Hon Sue Ellery made these statements; and, if not, why not?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the
I will start by saying that I made
it clear in the Parliament, the first time this issue was raised in a question
by Hon Jim Chown, that I had worked for Energy Made Clean. I probably did not
say, ''And, yes, I got paid by EMC'', because I thought it was a fairly
natural consequence of working for someone that one would get paid. Of course I
got paid, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. I then went on to
talk about the shareholdings because at that time that was the only thing that
was relevant, because this period of employment had occurred some five years
before. I went on to say that the shares had been a consequence of that employment,
and that those shares had been received as remuneration from a role.
Hon Michael Mischin: ''Instead
of remuneration'' were your words.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I did
not say —
Hon Michael Mischin
The PRESIDENT: Order, member!
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I refer
the member to Hansard of 2 November 2017, when Hon Sue Ellery, in
setting out the circumstances, said that on 11 November 2011, so many shares
were issued ''as part payment for her role on the board''. That
is the truth of the story. It was part payment. This was a company that I did
work for. It had no connection with Carnegie at that stage. I acquired some
shares in a company that was not EMC proper but a derivative company.
Hon Martin Aldridge: This
isn't story time! It was a pretty simple question.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I am
going to explain, because the most extraordinary allegations have been made. I am
going to take this opportunity to declare it. I did work for that company. I worked
for that company for approximately seven or eight months. I finished up once I became
the Mayor of Vincent and stayed on for another 18 months as a director. I acquired
the shares during that time, from November through to the end of May. I have
been very clear that I worked for the company, I had involvement, I had
involvement also as a director, and I had a shareholding in a related entity,
not the main entity, and that shareholding was disposed of.