Legislative Council: Thursday, November 03, 2022


Local Government Elections

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (14:20): A supplementary.

The Hon. K.J. Maher: From the original answer?

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO: Of course.

The PRESIDENT: Order! I'll do that; next you'll be wanting half my pay. The Hon. Ms Girolamo has a supplementary question.

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO: Is the Attorney-General responsible for the Electoral Act?

The PRESIDENT: I'm not sure how that comes out of the original answer.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:20): I am happy to answer. The Electoral Act, like, I can't remember exactly but close to 200 other pieces of legislation, is committed to the Attorney-General. However, elections conducted for local government are under the portfolio of the Minister for Local Government.