Legislative Council: Thursday, December 01, 2022


Witton Bluff Base Trail Project

The Hon. L.A. CURRAN (15:01): Further supplementary: did the then Labor government not engage with First Nations people before your party made that commitment, and was that commitment back in 2018 premature?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:02): I thank the honourable member for her question. Whenever a proponent looks at land use—whether it's things like wind farms, whether it's mining operations, whether it's developments in metropolitan Adelaide such as the Women's and Children's Hospital—there often is a process to go through under the South Australian Aboriginal Heritage Act, and that is the appropriate thing to do.