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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1429 asked in the Legislative Council on 26 November 2019 by Hon Simon O’Brien

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

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1429. Hon SIMON O'BRIEN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Local Government:

I refer to my question asked on 20 November, which states —

What actions have been taken by the minister or his department to assist in resolving the serious problems emerging at the City of Cockburn, including the sudden leave taken by the CEO and conflict between councillors?

The response I received was that the government is engaging with the council.

(1) What does ''engaging with'' mean?

(2) For the second time, what actions, if any, have been taken?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries is conducting inquiries with the City of Cockburn.

(2) The department will provide advice and recommendations to the minister in due course.