Orica Plant Incident

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SpeakersFoley Mr Luke; Gallacher The Hon Michael
BusinessQuestions Without Notice, QWN

Page: 4498

The Hon. MICHAEL GALLACHER: Earlier during question time I was asked by the Leader of the Opposition about the knowledge of my office in relation to the Orica incident. I advise the House that my staff first opened an email informing them of the incident at approximately 12.15 p.m. on 11 August. As members would be aware from what I said on an earlier occasion, at that time I was involved in a highly sensitive meeting involving the Crime Commission. That meeting was interrupted at about 12.30 p.m. when I was informed of the incident. At approximately 12.34 p.m. my office spoke to the Commissioner of Fire and Rescue by telephone in relation to the incident.