Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Auditor-General's Report

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:00): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before directing a question to the Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector regarding the Auditor-General's Report.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: Yesterday's Auditor-General's Report states:

Arbitrarily avoiding practices that public servants are expected to carry out for all other public expenditure transactions can be reasonably expected to risk undermining good practice.

My question to the minister is: is he confident that all requirements under relevant legislation were complied with in relation to the payment of sporting club and local infrastructure grants? And I note in particular that relevant acts include the Public Sector Act, Public Finance and Audit Act and the Public Sector (Honesty and Accountability) Act.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:01): As I have said already in question time, I am not aware of anything that hasn't been complied with.