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Question Without Notice No. 1529 asked in the Legislative Council on 3 December 2019 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

WATER CORPORATION — LOCAL LABOUR

1529. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Water:

Over a week ago, I attended the Murchison country zone local governments' meeting. Representatives of the Water Corporation at that meeting advised that their contracts for construction specified that contractors must use local labour in at least six per cent of all work.

(1) When was the last time the Minister for Water requested a report from the Water Corporation as to whether the local labour targets are being met?

(2) How does the Water Corporation ensure that the main contractor is subcontracting at least six per cent of total work to local businesses?

(3) When was the last time a head contractor was punished for not meeting the local labour target?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. I have received information from the Minister for Water, but I think more is required, so —

Hon Robin Scott: It was submitted last Wednesday.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I do understand that, but I only saw it today. I will speak to the Minister for Water and provide a response tomorrow.