Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Auditor-General's Report

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:42): Supplementary: is it not the case that it is possible for cabinet documents to be provided to the Auditor-General and that this has happened in the past?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:43): I thank the honourable member for her question. I am aware that there have been some circumstances in the past where cabinet confidentiality has been waived either for decisions sent to cabinet or, on very rare occasions, for whole documents, so it certainly can happen, but I am not aware that this is done as a matter of course on every occasion.