Senate debates

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Questions without Notice

Western Sydney Airport

2:58 pm

Photo of Nigel ScullionNigel Scullion (NT, Country Liberal Party, Minister for Indigenous Affairs) Share this | Hansard source

I thank Senator Molan for that important question. We are ensuring that Western Sydney Airport Corporation, WSA Co, begins operations quickly and under capable leadership. This is the key to ensuring that the Western Sydney Airport project progresses as planned and includes quality leadership and staff. We've appointed Mr Graham Millett. WSA Co's chief executive officer will bring more than 20 years experience in managing complex operations in the aviation and infrastructure sectors, including Qantas and NBN Co.

WSA Co has been approaching the market for enabling works and, late last year, awarded contracts for land survey services. Early earthworks contracts are also underway. And, in my own portfolio, we have the New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council under the leadership of the chair, Roy Ah-See. Roy, great to see you out there, mate! He's only there because he's the deputy of the Indigenous Advisory Council. Cracker job, mate, delivering an Indigenous business and employment hub. He wins contracts from Western Sydney and is making sure we look after our Aboriginal— (Time expired)


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