Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 22, 2023



The Hon. C. BONAROS (14:52): Supplementary: given what the minister has just said, does he accept that without some immediate action federally there may be no option other than to look at banning engineered stone in South Australia?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:53): I thank the honourable member for her supplementary. I think this is a thing that both levels of government need to work on, and that's certainly what we are working towards. I neglected to mention there is a committee of this parliament chaired by the Hon. Tammy Franks that I think—

The Hon. T.A. Franks: It's not chaired by me. It's Olivia.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: With the Hon. Tammy Franks that even as recently as today has talked about this matter and is taking evidence and submissions on this very issue. It is something we are alive to and have been participating in and take very seriously.