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Question Without Notice No. 642 asked in the Legislative Council on 13 June 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon J.R. Quigley
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

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?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Commerce.

(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.

(4) The 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 information.

(5) The commissioner does not make comment on investigations or time frames.