Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Auditor-General's Report

The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:41): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Leader of the Government regarding the Auditor-General's Report.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.S. LEE: In relation to the payment of sporting club and local infrastructure grants in terms of election commitments, the Auditor-General's Report, tabled yesterday, states that, and I quote:

I requested the SA Government submissions for the approval of these two programs, which were prepared by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet. They had not been provided to me at the time of this Report.

My question to the leader is: to ensure the transparency and keeping the South Australian community informed, when will the government release documents relating to sporting and infrastructure grants to the Auditor-General?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:42): I thank the honourable member for her question. I assume she is referring to cabinet documents. If she is not referring to cabinet documents, I am sure she will be able to let us know. I am not aware of any documents other than cabinet documents that haven't been provided, but if there are other documents that the member is aware of I would be happy to hear and take those on notice if they relate to the relevant minister and bring back a reply, if there are any of those.