Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 21, 2023


Mealor, Ms C.

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:12): My question is to the Attorney-General about his department chief executive officer, Ms Caroline Mealor. Can the Attorney-General assure this chamber that, considering former Marshall government Attorney-General the Hon. Vickie Chapman's statement in the other place that the chief executive officer of his department, Ms Caroline Mealor, was involved in discussions with the Director of Public Prosecutions regarding the laying of an ex officio information against former Renewal SA CEO Mr John Hanlon after the charges against him were dismissed in the Magistrates Court, Ms Mealor is not involved with Mr Hanlon's still outstanding application for reimbursement of his legal costs and that Ms Mealor is not involved, other than as a witness, in the investigation into the Hanlon prosecution by the new ICAC inspector?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:13): I thank the honourable member for his question, and I will raise those matters with my chief executive.