Legislative Council: Tuesday, July 05, 2022


Parliamentary Secretary

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (15:37): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Parliamentary Secretary about her role.

Leave granted.

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO: Last sitting week, the Parliamentary Secretary advised the council that she receives an extra 20 per cent loading for her role as Parliamentary Secretary, in response to questions. However, her response failed to provide any detail in response to several other questions asked, so I ask again: does the Parliamentary Secretary have a permanent office allocated to her in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, and can she also confirm to this chamber whether she has been allocated ministerial staff?

The Hon. E.S. BOURKE (15:37): I thank the honourable member for her question and her great interest in what I do on a daily basis. I do have an office in the Premier's office, as Assistant Minister to the Premier, and I do have staff, because, as the Hon. Jing Lee had staff members, so do I. That is what happens when you do become the Assistant Minister to the Premier, or Parliamentary Secretary.