Legislative Council: Tuesday, July 05, 2022


Domestic and Family Violence

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:30): Can the Attorney advise whether it is himself or whether it is the minister for the status of women who has policy lead?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:31): Certainly. In different aspects we will both have responsibilities. As the honourable member would be aware, much of the legislative response to things that affect family and domestic violence are contained in many of our criminal codes, whose acts are committed to the Attorney-General, but the policy to get there is certainly something that is shared between the minister in another place and myself.