This speech was delivered on 19 June 2013 in the NSW Upper House. You can read the full debate online here.
GAME COUNCIL NSW REVIEW
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is directed to the Minister for Roads and Ports, representing both the Minister for Primary Industries and the Minister for the Environment. Now that the Dunn report on the Game Council has been received by the Minister for Primary Industries when will it be provided to the Minister for the Environment and the public?
The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: I thank Mr David Shoebridge for his question. I inform the House that on 28 February the Government commissioned Steve Dunn, who as many members know is the former chief executive of NSW Maritime and in a previous life the Director General of Fisheries, to undertake a review of the governance of the Game Council. The report was to make recommendations on any aspect of the Game Council’s governance, management, administration, organisation and operation that will enhance its service delivery and capacity to fulfil its statutory obligations. On Friday 14 June Mr Dunn provided the Government with a copy of his report. The Government currently is considering its response. Mr Dunn’s report will be publicly released at the same time as the Government’s response.
Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: I ask a supplementary question. Will the Minister elucidate his answer by advising whether the Minister for the Environment has received a copy of the Dunn report?
The Hon. DUNCAN GAY: No, I cannot. I do not have that information but I will make it my job to find out and report back to the House.