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Question Without Notice No. 408 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 May 2020 by Hon Peter Collier

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 13 May 2020

CORRUPTION AND CRIME COMMISSIONER — REAPPOINTMENT

408. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Leader of the House representing the Attorney General:

My question without notice is asked on behalf of Hon Michael Mischin, who is on urgent parliamentary business.

I refer to the Attorney General's partial answer to my question without notice 385 of 12 May 2020 concerning Hon John McKechnie's letters to the Attorney General and the Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission.

(1) How and when did the Attorney General pass on each letter to the media?

(2) From whom did the Attorney General receive a copy of the letter to the joint standing committee, and when?

(3) Was Mr McKechnie's consent obtained before each letter was passed to the media; and, if so, in respect of each letter, when and how?

(4) Will the Attorney General now table the letters; and, if not, why not?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Both letters were sent via email. The letter from Mr McKechnie to the Attorney General was sent to the media on 4 May 2020. The letter from Mr McKechnie to the Joint Standing Committee on the Corruption and Crime Commission was sent to the media on 6 May 2020.

(2) It was received from Mr McKechnie on 4 May 2020.

(3) No.

(4) I table the letters.

[See paper 3864.]