HUAWEI — CYBER SECURITY
COOPERATIVE RESEARCH CENTRE
390. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the Leader of the House representing the Premier:
I refer to the answer to question
without notice 81, asked on Thursday, 14 February 2019.
(1) Did the Cyber
Security Cooperative Research Centre raise concerns with the awarding of the
contract to Huawei?
(2) If yes to (1), what concerns did
the CRC raise?
(3) Who from the CRC was consulted?
(4) On what dates was the CRC
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre did not provide any formal advice
raising concerns in relation to the awarding of the contract to Huawei.
Consultation on this matter occurred between the former Office of the Government
Chief Information Officer and the Edith Cowan University lead for the CRC. A search
of records does not indicate the date on which this consultation occurred.
Relevant national security agencies were consulted on this matter and were the
primary source of advice to the state. Members of the opposition have
previously sighted this advice at a confidential briefing at Parliament House
on 5 July 2018.