Per­rot­tet late with an­swers

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - - NEWS -

NSW Trea­surer Do­minic Per­rot­tet has failed to meet a par­lia­men­tary dead­line, days af­ter he cre­ated po­lit­i­cal chaos for the Premier and his Coali­tion col­leagues.

In a week the father-of-five would rather for­get, Mr Per­rot­tet hasn’t sub­mit­ted an­swers to ques­tions he avoided at a bud­get es­ti­mates hear­ing ear­lier this month. Ac­cord­ing to the com­mit­tee’s guide­lines, the Trea­sury de­part­ment had un­til 5pm Thurs­day to pro­vide the in­for­ma­tion.

Shadow Trea­surer Ryan Park said Mr Per­rot­tet was too “con­sumed” with his chal­lenge to take the seat of Cas­tle Hill from fel­low Lib­eral MP Ray Wil­liams. “Rather than an­swer ques­tions on the size of the Syd­ney light rail bailout pack­age or how much com­pen­sa­tion will be paid out for late WestCon­nex projects, the Trea­surer was too busy try­ing to wran­gle a seat closer to home be­cause he doesn’t like the com­mute,” he said.

A spokesman for Mr Per­rot­tet said the Trea­surer’s of­fice would sub­mit its re­sponses to ques­tions on no­tice to the bud­get es­ti­mates com­mit­tee on Tues­day.

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