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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1271 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 November 2018 by Hon Simon O’Brien

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 29 November 2018


1271. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

I refer to the draft report of the Department of Local Government's authorised inquiry into the City of Melville.

(1) Has the draft report been referred to the Solicitor-General for review; and, if so, on what date and by whom?

The PRESIDENT: Leader of the House —

Hon SIMON O'BRIEN: I barely got started.

The PRESIDENT: I did not realise it was a multipart-er, member.

Hon SIMON O'BRIEN: I am just cranking up, Madam President. Wait until I get to part (3)!

Hon Peter Collier interjected.

Hon SIMON O'BRIEN: Order, please! My question continues —

(2) What was requested of the Solicitor-General in connection with this draft report, including a date for response?

(3) Has the Solicitor-General provided advice, including any interim or preliminary advice, on this matter; and, if so, on what date, to whom and by what means—for example, phone, email et cetera?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

(1)–(3) No, the draft report has not been referred to the Solicitor-General for advice. All further questions regarding this matter should be directed to the Minister for Local Government.

Hon Simon O'Brien: Yesterday, you told me it was with the Solicitor-General.

Hon Stephen Dawson: I think it was the State Solicitor he said.

Hon SUE ELLERY: Just check the answer. If it is wrong, I will seek to get further information, but I think it is different.

The PRESIDENT: I give the call to Hon Dr Steve Thomas now that we have had that little bit of clarification.