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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 521 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


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

I refer to the City of Perth inquiry.

(1) Can the minister please explain the selection process for the appointment of Ms Kim Lendich to the position of counsel assisting the inquiry?

(2) What was the total amount of payments made to Ms Kim Lendich in her role as counsel assisting the inquiry?

(3) Why did Ms Kim Lendich cease as counsel assisting on 30 June 2019?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Ms Lendich was appointed as per the recommendation from the State Solicitor.

(2) It was approximately $468 000, exclusive of GST.

(3) Ms Lendich decided that she no longer wished to work for the inquiry and returned to the bar.