Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Auditor-General's Report

The Hon. L.A. CURRAN (14:51): 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. L.A. CURRAN: The Auditor-General's Report tabled yesterday states that, and I quote:

I was advised that there are no government records that capture the assessment processes and decisions about which individual sporting clubs and local infrastructure projects would receive grants.

My question to the leader is: is the leader confident that appropriate and due process has been followed regarding the expenditure of $133 million of taxpayer funds for sporting clubs and infrastructure grants?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:52): I thank the honourable member for her question. I can repeat what I said earlier in that I note that the Treasurer indicated that appropriate processes were followed.