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Question Without Notice No. 663 asked in the Legislative Council on 23 August 2018 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon R. Saffioti
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 23 August 2018

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS — HUAWEI

663. Hon PETER COLLIER to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:

I refer to the telecommunications contract awarded to Huawei.

(1) Has the minister met with Huawei or its representatives since becoming a minister?

(2) If yes to (1), on what date or dates did the minister meet and what was discussed?

(3) Did the minister or her office brief the Premier on the radio system replacement project; and, if so, on what date or dates?

(4) Did the minister or her office brief the Premier on any national security or other concerns regarding Huawei, the radio system replacement project, the automatic train control system and/or the public safety mobile broadband capacity; and, if so, on what date or dates?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

I thank the honourable Leader of the Opposition for some notice of the question.

(1) No.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) The Premier was briefed on the radio system replacement project as part of cabinet subcommittee processes, most recently on 28 March 2018.

(4) The Public Transport Authority worked closely with commonwealth security agencies with the assistance of the Department of the Premier and Cabinet during the procurement process for the radio system replacement project to identify and address any cybersecurity issues arising.