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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1049 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Tjorn Sibma

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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1049. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Minister for Ports:

I have a legitimate question without notice, and it is directed to that top shelf McGowan minister, the Minister for Ports.

I refer to the management of commercial documents relating to the Pilbara Ports Authority and Odyssey Marine, the subject of my questions of 4 to 18 September inclusive. Can the minister guarantee that those documents, or their contents or substance, were not disclosed to any current or former member of the Maritime Union of Australia?


As I have made very clear, and as I say again, I consider, as a minister who has responsibility for the agency, that I do have a responsibility to look at complaints about the operations of agencies and to properly investigate them. As I said, the documents that were obtained from the Pilbara Ports Authority were handed directly to the State Solicitor's Office and to no-one else.