Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 1998 Week 5 Hansard (27 August) . . Page.. 1572 ..
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY QUESTION
Question No. 29
Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs
MS TUCKER - Asked the Chief Minister upon notice on 24 June 1998:
In relation to the Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs - Over the last five years, can the Minister provide (a) the dates of all meetings met by the Council and (b) the name of the Minister who represented the ACT at each of these meetings.
MS CARNELL - The answer to the Member's question is as follows:
Over the past five years, the Ministerial Council on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs has met seven times. These meetings and the Ministers who attended are:
22 October 1993 Brisbane No Minister attended #
3 November 1994 Sydney Ms Rosemary Follett MLA, Chief Minister
20 October 1995 Melbourne Ms Kate Carnell MLA, Chief Minister
22 November 1996 Adelaide No Minister attended # (Prior commitments)
15 August 1997 Perth No Minister attended # (Prior commitments)
12 March 1998 Melbourne No Minister attended (Caretaker period)
8 July 1998 Sydney Mr Michael Moore MLA, Minister for Health and
*joint meeting of Australian Health Ministers' Conference and Ministerial Council for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.
# a senior official represented the ACT on these occasions.
Where the Chief Minister did not attend a meeting, she was fully briefed on all agenda items and a government view prepared. The Chief Minister was also briefed after each meeting.