Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


SafeWork SA

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:29): Supplementary: is the Attorney aware that the Jorge Castillo-Riffo death was dropped literally the Friday before the trial was meant to start on the Monday? Is he fully aware of his brief?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:29): I thank the honourable member for her question. I'm not sure that if a point of order was called there'd be a supplementary, but I think it is an important question and, sir, if you will permit me the latitude to provide an answer. I wasn't aware of the exact timing in terms of the days before, but I did spend quite some time on Sunday talking to Pam Gurner-Hall, Jorge's surviving partner, who has to deal with that tragic death every day. I know, talking to Pam, she certainly was keen for us to get on with our review of the practices and procedures of SafeWork SA.