Legislative Council: Thursday, March 09, 2023


APY Executive Board

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:02): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs a question about the APY Executive.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: The Liberal opposition has sought a freedom of information request along the following lines, and I quote:

A copy of all documentation (including, but not limited to, hardcopy or electronic briefings, meetings, reports, emails, letters—including draft versions—meeting agendas, diary entries, event attendance records and any other correspondence) regarding:

the APY Executive Board meeting in October 2022; and

a decision to hold the APY Executive Board meeting in Alice Springs in 2023.

My question for the minister is: did this particular freedom of information request provoke him to take any particular action in response and, if so, what was it?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:03): I thank the honourable member for her question. No, the freedom of information application from the opposition has not provoked me to take any particular action.