Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 22, 2023


Local Government Elections

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (14:26): Supplementary: does the Premier have confidence in Minister Brock or is the reason you were on breakfast radio because the Premier does not have confidence in his ability to deliver these changes?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:27): It is really a nonsensical question asking to speculate on the state of mind of another person. I can tell you this—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! The conversations will cease! Attorney, finish your answer, please.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: Minister Brock is an absolutely valued member of the South Australian cabinet. I have to say, I am amazed, when we go out to country areas for these things we call country cabinets that were abolished by the last government, at the huge esteem and affection Minister Brock is held in. It stands in stark contrast to being a minister strapped in the back seat of a car with dad passed out.