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Thursday, 24 June 2010
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Mr Briggs asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, in writing, on 24 February 2010:

(1)   Have you and/or your departmental officials met with representatives of Hawker Britton this Parliament; if so, (a) on what dates and at what addresses, and (b) who attended each meeting.

(2)   Has Hawker Britton arranged meetings with other organisations and you and/or your departmental officials this Parliament; if so, (a) on what dates and at what addresses, and (b) who attended each meeting.


Mr Tanner (Minister for Finance and Deregulation) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(1)   As at 24 February 2010, the Special Minister of State, Senator the Hon Joseph Ludwig, had not met with representatives of Hawker Britton. Senator Ludwig attended a session at the ALP National Conference on 30 July 2009 at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre, Darling Harbour, NSW, 2000. The conference session was co-chaired by Mr Bruce Hawker from Hawker Britton.

(2)   Hawker Britton has arranged no meetings between Senator Ludwig and other organisations during the term of the current Parliament. In respect of Finance and Deregulation Portfolio officials, please refer to the Minister for Finance and Deregulation’s response to Question 1240.