Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 07, 2023


First Nations Voice to Parliament

The Hon. S.L. GAME (15:37): I would like to raise a point of order. The Attorney-General in answering my question earlier on why the elected First Nations Voice will not be producing annual reports or address parliament (or are not required to) stated that I was working off a draft bill and that the final bill is now public. My staff have rechecked the Attorney's website and the YourSAy website and it is only the draft legislation that is available. I would just like to clarify where it is public, because I am concerned we have been misled.

The PRESIDENT: Have you finished? I don't necessarily think it's a point of order. However, Attorney, it could give you the opportunity to give some clarity.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:37): Yes, I am happy to provide the honourable member an answer. I suspect the answer to the Hon. Sarah Game is: in your inbox, after your staff requested it earlier today.