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Question Without Notice No. 555 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 June 2020 by Hon Charles Smith

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

TIANANMEN SQUARE RALLY — PARLIAMENT HOUSE

555. Hon CHARLES SMITH to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to the recent authorised public rally outside Parliament House on Thursday, 4 June 2020 to remember the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

(1) Did acting Consul-General He and Assistant Consul Wang have an appointment at Parliament House on this day?

(2) If no to (1), why were they at Parliament House?

(3) Does the government concede that it would be highly inappropriate for foreign dignitaries to covertly film Western Australian state members of Parliament going about their business at this event?

(4) If yes to (3), is the government concerned why and who they were filming at this public rally?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1)–(4) Appointments at Parliament House are managed by Parliament House security.