Ms ARMITAGE question to LEADER of the GOVERNMENT in the LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL, Mrs HISCUTT
On 11 July I asked a question on notice with regard to board membership. I have received a letter from the Premier providing most of the information. The information I am still waiting on, which I thought would have been available considering that most of these government business enterprises and state-owned company boards would do annual reports, is with regard to interstate members of GBEs and state-owned company boards: what was the total cost of travel, meal and other expenses for board members for the last financial year?
While the Premier gave me the amount for travel for the flights, I would appreciate the amount for accommodation, meals and other expenses. Would it be preferable if I put a motion on the Notice Paper and the Table and the Council debates it?
Mr President, I thank the member for Launceston for her question. I am informed we are waiting on only two GBEs for that information. The member is welcome to do as she chooses but it appears we have most of the information except for those two. We are still waiting on them and I have given them 'a hurry up'.
Ms Armitage - Are we likely to have that by the next sitting week?
Mrs HISCUTT - I can only say 'hopefully'.