Mr HOWARD (Ballarat East)— My question is to the Premier. Can the Premier confirm that on 7 November 2013 he met with Cr John Burt, the then mayor of the City of Ballarat?
Dr NAPTHINE (Premier) — I thank the honourable member for his question. Cr John Burt was certainly the mayor of the regional City of Ballarat, and as Premier of the state and Minister for Regional Cities I meet with regional mayors on a regular basis right across the state. Sometimes I meet with them when they are in Melbourne and sometimes I meet them in their home cities. With respect to the exact date of a meeting with John Burt when he was mayor of Ballarat, I will confirm that in my diary and get back to the honourable member.