Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Centre for First Nations Cultures

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:09): Supplementary question: why have Bob Carr, Ken Wyatt and Carolyn Hewson been chosen to undertake the review, and how much are they being paid to do so?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:09): I thank the honourable member for her question. I don't have information as to the exact terms or the payment to people conducting the review. It was a decision that was made by cabinet, to have three eminent Australians: Ken Wyatt, who became the first Aboriginal person to ever hold the Indigenous people's portfolio at a federal level; Bob Carr, a former foreign minister and very closely connected to the arts; and Carolyn Hewson who is well known in terms of business, and I think has been appointed to quite a number of boards—if my memory serves me correctly, InfrastructureSA and federal boards—to bring a range of views and understandings to make sure that we are truly delivering a world-class facility.

I will take the question on notice and if there are any projected figures, or as they become available, I will bring them back to the honourable member.