Legislative Council: Thursday, May 05, 2022


SafeWork SA

The Hon. C. BONAROS (14:28): Further supplementary: is the Attorney aware of any other cases where it has come to the eleventh hour before the family has received a response as to whether there would be a prosecution, and whether this is a habit of SafeWork SA when it comes to these matters?

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. I'm not aware of any currently that I have to hand, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were complex cases to investigate that the 12-month statutory limit before laying charges would have been utilised—very close to the whole 12 months—to make sure the investigation was as thorough as possible.