Skip to main content

Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 603 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 September 2017 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

      603. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Minister for Regional Development:
The government's budget outlines the loss of 3 000 public service jobs.
(1) In which areas of the public service are these 3 000 jobs?
(2) What impact will this have on the already struggling government?
(3) Will these job losses affect frontline services to the public?
The PRESIDENT: Minister for Regional Development.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I apologise. The —
Hon Sue Ellery: Did you give some notice?
Hon COLIN TINCKNELL: No; it is without notice.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: Sorry, Madam President. I was busy trying to deal with the handing of the papers. I apologise, I missed the question. Can the question be repeated?
Hon Sue Ellery: I don't think she can answer it anyway.
The PRESIDENT: Given the nature of the detail, you might ask the member to put that question on notice if it has not already been provided.
Hon Sue Ellery: If he wants to ask the question without notice, he should ask it of me.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: Could we hear what the question was? Sorry; in future, I will need to not deal with those papers until afterwards.
The PRESIDENT: Hang on; just stop. Hon Colin Tincknell, was that a question without any notice?
Hon COLIN TINCKNELL: Yes, it was a question without any notice.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: What did it concern?
The PRESIDENT: Minister. If it is a question around public sector management, you might want to redirect that question to the Leader of the House rather than the Minister for Regional Development.