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Question Without Notice No. 391 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 May 2020 by Hon Alison Xamon

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

Answered on

WATER CORPORATION — CHAIRMAN — RESIGNATION

391. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Ports:

My question without notice is on behalf of Hon Robin Chapple, who is out of the office on urgent parliamentary business.

The PRESIDENT: That would be out of the chamber, member! It may very well function as an office, but it is a chamber.

Hon ALISON XAMON: I am so sorry!

I refer to ownership of the Kimberley Marine Support Base.

(1) Is the minister aware that Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd is owned by KAA Holdings Pty Ltd?

(2) Who owns KAA Holdings Pty Ltd?

(3) Who are the current officeholders of Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd?

(4) Will the minister detail the circumstances surrounding the resignation of Mr Michael Hollett, previous chair of the Water Corporation, who resigned only two months after being reappointed to the position?

(5) If no to (4), why not?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

(1) Yes, KAA Holdings Pty Ltd is one of many shareholders in Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd.

(2) Kate Natta is the only shareholder in KAA Holdings Pty Ltd and has 100 per cent beneficial ownership.

(3) The current officeholders for Kimberley Marine Support Base Pty Ltd are Andrew Natta and Michael Hollett as directors, and Mark Sputore as secretary.

(4)–(5) This matter should be referred to the Minister for Water.