DEPARTMENT OF MINES,
INDUSTRY REGULATION AND SAFETY — SUBCONTRACTORS WA
642. Hon PETER COLLIER to
the minister representing the Minister for Commerce:
(1) Have any
complaints been made to Consumer Protection regarding Subcontractors WA or its
chair, Louise Stewart?
(2) If yes to (1), what was the
nature of those complaints?
(3) Has Consumer Protection
undertaken an investigation into those complaints?
(4) If yes to
(3), has the investigation been completed; and, if so, will the minister table
the findings of the investigation?
(5) If the investigation has not
been completed, when will it be completed?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the
question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for
(1) A complaint was made to
Consumer Protection about Subcontractors WA Inc.
(2) The investigation is ongoing
and it is not open to me to disclose the nature of the complaint.
(3) Yes. Consumer Protection is
currently investigating the matter.
investigation is ongoing. Information gathered as part of that investigation
contains personal information that is
subject to the confidentiality provisions of the Fair Trading Act 2010. The
commissioner is bound by these provisions, and unless the commissioner
determines to name any entity or issue a warning, the outcome is not public
(5) The commissioner does not make
comment on investigations or time frames.