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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 1787 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 November 2018 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Commerce and Industrial Relations; Electoral Affairs; Asian Engagement
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to the email from the Minister’s office, dated 8 November 2018 and received at 4:47pm, 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 12 February 2019

(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 9 November 2018 in the South Metropolitan region was the Industrial Relations Society’s State Conference in Fremantle. Excluding transit time, the engagement was for 1.5 hours. The Minister was accompanied by a ministerial adviser.

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.