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Question Without Notice No. 697 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 October 2017 by Hon Charles Smith

Minister responding: Hon M.H. Roberts
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 12 October 2017

POLICE — INDUSTRIAL AGREEMENT — HARRY DIXON
      697. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
The government recently used the services of Sydney-based Senior Counsel Harry Dixon for the arbitration of the police auxiliary officers enterprise order at the WA Industrial Relations Commission in July 2017.
How much did it cost government for Mr Dixon's involvement in the police auxiliary officer arbitration, including but not limited to —
      (1) time preparing the case including drafting and proofing witness statements;
      (2) time proofing witnesses;
      (3) travel between Perth and the east coast;
      (4) meals and entertainment expenses in Perth;
      (5) time presenting the government's case at the hearing over four days; and
      (6) time reviewing and responding to the reasons published by the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission on 18 September 2017?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
The Western Australia Police Force has provided the following advice.
      (1)–(2) An amount of $123 240.78.
      (3) An amount of $15 474.22.
      (4) Nil.
      (5) An amount of $44 000.
      (6) This information is not held by the Western Australia Police Force.