Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Centre for First Nations Cultures

In reply to the Hon. T.A. FRANKS ().1 November 2022).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Premier has advised:

Prior to the public announcement on 31 October 2022 of the panel, several stakeholders external to government were notified including David Rathman AM the Project Aboriginal Ambassador, the lead contractor (builder), Lendlease, the architect team of Woods Bagot and Diller Scofidio + Renfro, and the Australian government as a funding partner of the centre under the Adelaide City Deal.

The engagement of the panel is still being finalised, which includes the particulars of their remuneration, however the talent and experience of the panel is exceptional. Mr Wyatt served as Minister for Indigenous Australians in the Morrison government, the first Indigenous person to hold the position, Mr Carr is a former New South Wales Premier, Arts Minister, Senator and Foreign Affairs Minister, and Ms Hewson is a former investment banker with over 35 years' experience in the finance sector. A former director of BHP, she currently serves on the boards of the Reserve Bank of Australia and Infrastructure SA. I look forward to the outcomes of their review.