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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 11 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 May 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on

      11. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:
I refer to the WA state government's media statements email service.
(1) What is the authorisation process for media statements?
(2) Further to (1), is that process documented in the form of, or equivalent of, a policy or procedure?
(3) If yes to (2), will the Leader of the House table that document?
      (4) Is the relevant minister the person ultimately responsible for the content of the authorised media statement?
(5) Who is to take ultimate responsibility for joint media statements?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
      (1)–(5) The authorisation process for government media statements is the responsibility of the director of communications. Ministers are responsible for the content of their media statements, with the director of communications responsible for authorising prior to public release.