Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


Port Augusta Alcohol Sales Ban

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:00): Supplementary: noting the disdain which the minister has put on the importance of this matter, would the minister be prepared to at least elaborate and give us some sort of outline to address the questions I asked, otherwise I am happy to ask them all again.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: Point of order.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: Being protected by the whip. Here we go again.


The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: No, I am just being offended by you lying in this chamber. Mr President, the honourable member on her feet alleges that the Leader of the Government has shown notable disdain. He has done no such thing, and I ask that you ask her to withdraw.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! I haven't ruled yet. I think you should pull it back, the Hon. Ms Lensink. The minister gave an answer. You are entitled to ask a question. He is entitled to answer how he sees fit. You have had the courtesy of being allowed to ask a supplementary question, but it is always arising from the original answer. It was very difficult to ask a supplementary out of that original answer.

The Hon. R.P. Wortley: Withdraw.

The PRESIDENT: No, it's not a matter of withdrawing. You may wish to frame another question when it's the opposition's turn, but I certainly understand the point of order that the Hon. Mr Hunter is making.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Mr President, I am happy to abide by your ruling and withdraw. Clearly, we would like some answer to this, so would the minister be prepared to elaborate in response to any of the questions that I asked, and any of those stakeholders at all, or is this the new standard for this government?

The PRESIDENT: That supplementary is arising from the original answer.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:01): I have had discussions with some of the stakeholders mentioned.