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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 412 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 August 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

      412. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection:
I refer to the meeting between the Minister for Child Protection and the then director general Emma White on 19 May 2017.
(1) Who was in attendance at that meeting?
(2) Was it at this meeting that the minister was informed of Ms White's termination?
      (3) If no to (2), how was the minister informed of the termination and was it before or after the meeting with Ms White that day?
      (4) Further to (2) and (3), what reasons were communicated to the minister on 19 May for the termination of Ms White's tenure?
      (5) Why did the minister advise the house on 15 August 2017 that the minister met with Ms White on a weekly basis when in fact that was not the case?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1) The minister and Ms Emma White.
(2) Yes.
(3) Not applicable.
      (4) The Public Sector Commission is best placed to provide the answer as the Public Sector Commission is the employer.
(5) The dates that the minister met with Ms White were provided on 15 August.