Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 19, 2022


Auditor-General's Report

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:01): Supplementary: why won't the Attorney-General's government release the papers asked by the Auditor-General in regard to those sport grants?

The Hon. K.J. Maher: Which papers?

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: The papers that he has requested.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:02): Again, similarly to when the Hon. Jing Lee asked, I am happy if there are papers other than cabinet submissions that the members are referring to, but in terms of—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. K.J. MAHER: —cabinet papers, I understand there is a request made to the department and there have been occasions, as I have said in response, in answer to a supplementary question from the Hon. Tammy Franks, there have been occasions in the past where decision sets or full cabinet submissions have been released, but that is a case-by-case basis, that is not something that is a routine basis.

The Hon. J.M.A. Lensink: That is just complete rubbish.

The PRESIDENT: Do you have a supplementary question, the Hon. Ms Lensink?