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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 611 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 June 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon D.A. Templeman
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 June 2020


611. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:

I refer to the City of Perth inquiry.

(1) On what dates were counsel assisting Messrs Urquhart, Beetham and Ellson appointed?

(2) Were these positions publicly advertised; and, if not, why not?

(3) Who appointed Messrs Urquhart, Beetham and Ellson?

(4) Will the minister detail the selection process used to appoint Messrs Urquhart, Beetham and Ellson; and, if not, why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1) Mr Urquhart was appointed 29 May 2019, Ms Ellson was appointed 5 June 2019 and Mr Beetham was appointed 12 June 2019.

(2)–(4) No. They were appointed consistent with engagement procedures and policies by the State Solicitor, with approval from the Attorney General.