Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 08, 2023


Sam Smith Concert

The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:44): My question is to the Leader of the Government about government accountability. Can the Leader of the Government inform the council whether he was invited to the taxpayer-funded Sam Smith concert held on 11 January and, if not, why doesn't the Premier consider the Leader of the Government in this very important place an influencer of this state?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:45): I note the honourable member's question: no, I wasn't invited. I think I am a bit like the Premier, I had to have my kids explain to me who Sam Smith was after I heard about the concert. Again, my kids don't even consider me an influencer at home, so I don't think many others do.