Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


SafeWork SA

The Hon. C. BONAROS (14:26): Supplementary question: does the Attorney think it's fair or reasonable that the family that he has just referred to not be provided with the same benefit that he has been provided in terms of the legal advice that he has received regarding the decision not to prosecute?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:26): I thank the honourable member for her supplementary. I don't think it's fair or reasonable that the Woodford family had to go through what they went through. I understand and I expect that SafeWork would communicate in a compassionate and understanding way why the conclusion not to prosecute was drawn. It wouldn't be usual practice to provide extensive legal opinion that that is based on, but I would expect and I understand that that has been communicated.