Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


Port Augusta Alcohol Sales Ban

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:59): My questions are to the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs:

1. Has he met with the Liquor and Gambling Commissioner, Dini Soulio, regarding alcohol restrictions in Port Augusta?

2. Does he share the concerns of Pika Wiya Health Service, which holds serious concerns about long-term alcohol-dependent clients who might go through withdrawal?

3. What discussions has he had with the new member for Stuart, who has expressed concerns about social issues in Port Augusta?

4. Has he met or communicated with any Aboriginal elders about this matter?

5. Similarly, has he met with the city of Port Augusta, and if not, why not?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:59): I thank the honourable member for her questions. I have had discussions and representations from a range of people on this issue.