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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 36 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 17 May 2017

      36. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:
I refer to the Premier's appointment of Hon Alannah MacTiernan as a minister of the Crown, notwithstanding that she is not a member of Parliament.
(1) Has this minister been paid any remuneration or allowances?
(2) If yes to (1) —
          (a) was such payment made under the Members of Parliament — Determination No. 2 of 2016; and
      (b) was advice obtained prior to the making of any payment?
(3) If yes to (2)(a) —
      (a) which of the part 2 section payments have been made; and
      (b) which of the parts 3 to 6 allowances have been paid?
(4) If yes to (2)(b), when will the Premier table that advice?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
Payment of remuneration and allowances in accordance with the determinations of the Salaries and Allowances Tribunal for members of Parliament is administered by the Parliament of Western Australia. The question is better directed to the appropriate Presiding Officer. I note that questions cannot be asked of the Presiding Officer, and I note the information you so helpfully provided yesterday to the house, Mr President, which is that the member could write to the Presiding Officer.