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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 195 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 March 2020 by Hon Robin Scott

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 12 March 2020


195. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I refer to a recent Twitter post by the Chinese Consul General, Dong Zhihua, which reads —

I joined Premier McGowan and his ministers as well as leaders from the Chinese community to dine out in a Chinese restaurant at Chinatown in Perth last night.We stand together with the Chinese community in Western Australia at this difficult time.And we cheered for China and Wuhan

Does the Premier support the Consul General's comment?

Several members interjected.

The PRESIDENT: Order! Look, you have asked a question and you are about to get an answer. Pointing across the chamber and making an odd noise is not really terribly professional, so I hope that you will just listen quietly to the response you are about to get from this minister.

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

The Premier attended the dinner at Chinatown and is supportive of a strong and continuing relationship between Western Australia and China.