Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 08, 2023


Parliamentary Committees

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (15:05): My question is to the Attorney-General as the Leader of Government in the Legislative Council. Do you think it is appropriate or acceptable conduct for a government-appointed Chairperson to storm out of a committee meeting and to prevent democratic debate from occurring?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:06): I thank the honourable member for her question, but I have no idea what she is talking about.

The PRESIDENT: You do need to be careful that you are not disclosing the deliberations of a committee within the Legislative Council.

The Hon. K.J. Maher: She could be thrown out for that, couldn't she?

The PRESIDENT: No, she won't be thrown out for that. It's part of the education process and the other thing is—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! I will be interested to listen to your supplementary question, given the answer that was given.