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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 44 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 February 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 14 February 2019


44. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

(1) Have any claims of harassment or bullying been made to the Department of the Premier and Cabinet by any staff members of the Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science?

(2) If yes to (1), how many claims have been made and on what date were the claims made?

(3) How many staff members have ceased working in the minister's office since March 2017?

(4) Do any staff members from the minister's office referred to in part (1) work from home during normal office hours; and, if yes, on what days and which staff?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Twelve staff members have ceased working in the minister's office. Two permanent public servants accepted voluntary severance as part of the voluntary targeted separation scheme; two employees on placements ended and returned to their home agency; two permanent public servants resigned from the public service; four permanent public servants seconded to the ministerial office, two of which were for a short term, returned to their home agency; one employee transferred to the department; and one was a short-term contractor.

(4) Not applicable.