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Question On Notice No. 659 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 March 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the email from the Minister’s office, dated 23 January 2018 and received at 4:43pm from the Minister's Appointments Secretary, and I ask:
(a) for what period of time was the Minister in the South Metropolitan Region;
(b) further to (a):
(i) how many meetings, events, functions or similar did the Minister attend;
(ii) who attended each of the meetings, events, functions or similar with the Minister; and
(iii) did the Minister receive or create any documents during or in preparation for the meetings, events, functions or similar;
(c) if yes to (b)(iii), what were those documents;
(d) further to (c), will the Minister table those documents;
(e) if yes to (d), when; and
(f) if no to (d), why not?

Answered on 10 April 2018

(a-f) While this office sends innumerable emails each day, I assume you are referring to the standard email informing members that the Minister would be in their electorate.

For the member’s information the Minister’s only engagement for the 23rd of January in the South Metropolitan region was a facility tour at BHP Nickel West’s Kwinana refinery. Excluding transit time, the engagement was for 2.5 hours. The Minister was accompanied by Hon. Kyle McGinn, a ministerial adviser and BHP employees.

For the benefit of the honourable member, that email (as do all notification emails of that nature from this office) contained contact details if he required further detail.