Legislative Council: Thursday, November 03, 2022


Question Time

Local Government Elections

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:18): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Attorney-General a question about local government elections.

Leave granted.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: With recent reports about irregular enrolments at the West Torrens council election and an alleged voter scam in the Adelaide City Council election, my question is to the Attorney-General. Attorney, what action have you undertaken to ensure the local government election that is underway has integrity and that voters can trust the process and results?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:18): I thank the honourable member for her question. The Local Government Act, which includes the conduct of local government elections, is committed to the Minister for Local Government, so I will be happy to pass on her question to my colleague the Minister for Local Government in another place and bring back a reply.