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Question Without Notice No. 421 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 May 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 8 May 2019

END-OF-LIFE CHOICES — BRIEFING — DR JAMES DOWNAR

421. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the briefing on Canada's medical assistance in dying, given to some members of Parliament on 7 May 2019 by Dr James Downar.

(1) Did the minister attend the briefing?

(2) When was the minister first made aware that Dr Downar would travel to Western Australia and conduct a briefing?

(3) Further to (2), who made the minister aware of this?

(4) Will the minister table all documents received or created by him or his staff about Dr Downar's visit to Western Australia?

(5) If no to (4), will the minister undertake to comply with section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006?

Hon ALANNA CLOHESY replied:

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

(1) Yes, the minister attended the briefing.

(2) It was last week.

(3) It was senior policy adviser Marion Huntly.

(4) This part of the question requires substantial data collection and resources, and the minister requests that the member place this part of the question on notice.

(5) Not applicable.