Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022



The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:46): Supplementary: will there be any family fun days held in regional South Australia?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Attorney-General, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:46): It's a very good question. As I outlined I think on Tuesday, there are 30-something events, for instance, occurring in Port Augusta, including days for children and for elders, a ball and other events. I know that, in my home town of Mount Gambier, there are regularly a march and stalls back at Pangula Mannamurna, which I talked about yesterday. I have been involved in NAIDOC events and celebrations, for all ages, in places like Whyalla in the past, and Port Lincoln.

There certainly are events, and on websites there are details of events that are held right around regional South Australia. I think I mentioned, either yesterday or the day before, that I will be making representations to my colleagues to see if it is at all possible to not be sitting during NAIDOC week next year, so I can once again attend NAIDOC events right around the state, rather than just a few of them outside of parliamentary sitting hours in Adelaide.