The Hon. D. T. HARWIN: My question is to the Minister Assisting the Premier for the Central Coast. During question time on Tuesday the Minister advised the House:
When did the Minister first seek that advice?
My office has sought advice from my agencies about any use of HiTech Personnel since I entered the Parliament and became a Minister.
The Hon. J. J. DELLA BOSCA: I think it was clear from my answer the other day that I sought that advice from the agencies. It is actually in chronological order in my answer. I think I have answered all the matters that the honourable member is curious about. There is no conflict of interest and no breach of constitutional regulations. As I have already told the House, I have conformed in every respect with the requirements of the Ministerial Code of Conduct and the Constitution (Disclosures by Members) Regulation 1983 in order to remove any possibly mischievous claims of a possible perception of conflict, and I will take steps to withdraw my superannuation funds from Chinchilla on the Bay, thereby enabling me to resign as a director and severe any perceived connection to the holdings of Chinchilla on the Bay.
The Hon. D. T. HARWIN: I ask a supplementary question. Having reread the answer the Minister gave on Tuesday, it is quite clear that he did not then provide the date, and he has not provided the date in his latest answer. Will the Minister now provide the date on which he first sought that advice?
The Hon. J. J. DELLA BOSCA: Let me make this very clear: I tabled a series of documents on the day that I gave that answer, and those documents are all dated—they are dated 12 October, and so on. There is no way that I can make this matter more clear.