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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 595 asked in the Legislative Council on 6 June 2019 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


595. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:

(1) Can the Leader of the House confirm that the minister has issued the Town of Port Hedland with a notice to show cause why the council should not be suspended for six months?

(2) If the council is suspended, will the minister appoint an administrator, and has a decision been made about who that administrator will be?

(3) Will the minister table correspondence relevant to the possible suspension of the council of the Town of Port Hedland?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1)–(3) A show-cause notice was issued on 31 May 2019 and the Town of Port Hedland now has 21 days to respond. No decision has been made to suspend the council.