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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1498 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 August 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 1745- View tabled paper

I refer to your answers to questions without notice Nos 386 and 446, answered on 28 November 2017 and 5 December 2017, respectively and I ask:
(a) are you aware of Auditor General Report 1 (February 2018) which found that in that instance the Minister for Education’s failure to provide information to Parliament was not reasonable and therefore not appropriate;
(b) have you since that time been contacted by the Office of the Auditor General reminding you of your obligation under Section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006;
(c) if yes to (b), when was that contact made;
(d) Further to (c):
(i) if that contact was written, will the Minister table that document; and
(ii) if that contact was verbal, will the Minister table the document/s created which made a record of that verbal contact;
(e) has the Minister now fulfilled the obligation under Section 82 of the Act;
(f) if yes to (e), when was this done; and
(g) if no to (e), will the Minister now table the documents received or created during or in preparation for the engagements on 5 October 2017 and 18 October 2017 in the South Metropolitan Region?

Answered on 11 September 2018

(a) Yes.

(b) – (c) The Office of the Auditor General made telephone contact with the Minister’s office on the 13 June 2018, to inquire if the Minister was going to give notice of a section 82 of Financial Management Act 2006. Following the phone call, the Minister’s office made contact with the Office of the Auditor General to advise that the office did not submit a Section 82 as they believe that it is not required in this particular circumstance.

(d) Please see tabled paper no 

(e) – (g) N/A