HUAWEI — STATE SOLICITOR'S
OFFICE — ADVICE
439. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the
Minister for Transport:
refer to the minister's previous answers in the Legislative Council
regarding the involvement of the State Solicitor's Office in the
(1) Was advice sought from the State
Solicitor's Office prior to the signing of the contract?
(2) If no to (1), why not?
(3) Has advice
been sought from the State Solicitor's Office since the contract was
signed with Huawei; and, if yes, on what date was advice first sought?
(4) If yes to (3), who sought the
advice and for what reason?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the Leader of the
Opposition for some notice of the question. The following information has been
provided by the Minister for Transport.
Public Transport Authority sought advice from the State Solicitor's
Office during business case development. There is no requirement through a Treasurer's
Instruction or Premier's circular that requires SSO advice for a contract
such as this.
(3)–(4) The PTA has sought and received advice from the
SSO on a number of matters associated with this contract.