Legislative Council: Thursday, March 09, 2023


APY Executive Board

The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:53): My supplementary question is: the press release, I just want to directly—

The PRESIDENT: No explanation. Just ask your supplementary question.

The Hon. J.S. LEE: Okay. The press release relating to APY Council of Elders—

Members interjecting:

The Hon. K.J. MAHER: Point of order: that's another—

The PRESIDENT: No, you sit down. The honourable Deputy Leader of the Opposition, I am sorry, I didn't hear your supplementary question. There was too much noise. Ask the supplementary question, I will rule on it and then we will move on, please.

The Hon. J.S. LEE: The supplementary question is: has the minister referred or read the press release by the APY Council of Elders? That is exactly what I asked him and he is being defensive.

The PRESIDENT: No explanation!

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:54): I am not sure exactly what the honourable member is referring to. I have a huge amount of things that cross over my desk, but a particular press release from whatever the member is referring to I will have to check whether I have read or not. As I said, I have a huge amount of correspondence and issues that come across my desk, some are exceptionally important but there will be others—and if the honourable member is relaying it correctly, she is putting false information into this chamber.