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Question Without Notice No. 979 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 December 2017 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORT — METRONET — ADVISERS
      979. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
(1) Does the minister's office employ a policy adviser or advisers specifically related to Metronet?
(2) If yes to (1), what is the adviser or advisers' official title in the office?
(3) If yes to (1), which government department or agency has the adviser been seconded from?
(4) If yes to (1), what is the policy adviser or advisers' salary classification level?
(5) If yes to (1), is this a permanent or temporary position in the minister's office?
      (6) How many full-time equivalents in the Department of Transport and LandCorp have been seconded from their ordinary role to work on Metronet?
      (7) Does the minister's office employ a policy adviser or advisers specifically dealing with regional transport matters?
(8) If yes to (7), what is the adviser or advisers' title?
The PRESIDENT: Just before I give the minister the call, I am not too sure which part of the word ''concise'' that question fitted.
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
(1) No.
(2)–(5) Not applicable.
      (6) There were 3.6 full-time equivalents from the Department of Transport. LandCorp is providing assistance to the Metronet office; however, no formal secondments are in place.
      (7) No. The minister governs for the whole of the state. For example, the minister was successful in securing more funding for regional roads than what was achieved under the previous Liberal–National government.
(8) Not applicable.