Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 03, 2022


Assistant Minister to the Premier

The Hon. J.S. LEE (16:34): My question is to the Assistant Minister to the Premier. Can the assistant minister explain her roles and responsibilities as Assistant Minister to the Premier, whether she has been allocated any specific portfolio duties and, if so, which portfolio is she responsible for?

The Hon. E.S. BOURKE (16:34): I would like to thank the honourable member for her question. I think the clue is in the title of my portfolio area: Assistant Minister to the Premier. We know on this side of the chamber that when we work together we can achieve amazing things. The Premier has a lot of amazing things to achieve. Whilst he is out doing what he needs to do to change things, not only for this generation but for the next generation, I will be very honoured to be helping the team where I can and where required, be that going to events or going out to community events or consulting with stakeholders.

The honourable member would know that I do not have any portfolio responsibilities. It is not listed that I have any portfolio responsibilities. I am not in cabinet. I do not participate in cabinet. I am there just as required and will be a part of the team and be going to community events and supporting the Premier where required.