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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1205 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 May 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the email from the Minister’s office, dated 1 May 2018 and received at 3:09pm from the Minister's Appointments Secretary, and I ask:
(a) for what period of time was the Minister in the South Metropolitan Region;
(b) further to (a):
(i) how many meetings, events, functions or similar did the Minister attend;
(ii) who attended each of the meetings, events, functions or similar with the Minister; and
(iii) did the Minister receive or create any documents during or in preparation for the meetings, events, functions or similar;
(c) if yes to (b)(iii), what were those documents;
(d) further to (c), will the Minister table those documents;
(e) if yes to (d), when; and
(f) if no to (d), why not?

Answered on 26 June 2018

(a)-(f) While this office sends innumerable emails each day, I assume you are referring to the standard email informing members that the Minister would be in their electorate.

For the member’s information the Minister’s only engagement for the 2 May 2018 in the South Metropolitan region was a facility tour at the Tianqi Lithium plant in Kwinana. Excluding transit time, the engagement was for one hour. The Minister was accompanied by a ministerial adviser and employees of Tianqi Lithium.

For the benefit of the honourable member, that email (as do all notification emails of that nature from this office) contained contact details if he required further detail.