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Question Without Notice No. 418 asked in the Legislative Council on 8 May 2019 by Hon Peter Collier

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 8 May 2019

SOUTHERN PORTS AUTHORITY — MINISTERIAL DIRECTION

418. Hon PETER COLLIER to the Minister for Ports:

My question without notice of which some notice has been given is to the minister representing the Minister for Ports. I refer to question without notice 863 asked on 20 September 2018; question without notice 1193 asked on Thursday, 22 November 2018; and question without notice 1239 asked on 28 November 2018.

(1) Has the minister now received all advice from the State Solicitor's Office?

(2) If yes to (1), will the minister now tabled the contract between Cliffs Asia Pacific Iron Ore and the Southern Ports Authority, the operating agreement and the lease agreements for shed 2 and shed 4, and the office building; and, if not, why not?

(3) If no to (1), when does the minister expect to receive the legal advice?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I need to advise the Leader of the Opposition that we have had a change in portfolios and I am now the Minister for Ports, not representing the Minister for Ports.

Hon Michael Mischin: Congratulations.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: Thank you.

(1)–(3) I am advised that the State Solicitor's Office advice was received and that this matter was being considered by the previous Minister for Ports when there was a change in the portfolio allocations. I have not yet reviewed that advice from the State Solicitor, but I undertake to do that and to make a decision on the release of the documents within the next week.