Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


SafeWork SA

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:27): Supplementary: does the minister think that it is appropriate that the Woodford family was told that a prosecution would not proceed just four days before the time limit to mount a prosecution was up?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:28): I thank the honourable member for her question. It is a good and reasonable question. The advice I have received is SafeWork SA wanted to do as thorough an investigation as possible, receive as much advice as possible, to give it the best possible chance of mounting a prosecution, should there be one. My advice is that took almost the statutory 12 months to do.