Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 07, 2023


Question Time

Ambulance Ramping

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:52): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Leader of the Government regarding safety in South Australia.

Leave granted.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: Before the election, the Leader of the Government promised the people of South Australia that Labor would, and I quote, 'fix ramping'. Nearly a year on, ramping is worse than ever before. Latest SA Health data revealed on 4 February shows ramping has nearly doubled when compared to the former Liberal government's last full month in office. My question to the Leader of the Government in this chamber is: did he mislead the people of this state by promising to fix ramping?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:53): I don't think there was any misleading, but if the honourable member has a question in my portfolio areas I will of course be happy to answer it. If the honourable member—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! Have you finished your answer?

The Hon. K.J. Maher: Yes, finished, sir.

The PRESIDENT: Okay. Next question, the honourable Leader of the Opposition.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! The honourable Leader of the Opposition, your second question.