Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 02, 2023


Attorney-General's Department

In reply to the Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK ().7 March 2023).

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I am advised that the answers to the honourable member's questions are:

1. 24.8 FTE.

2. 21.4 FTE.

These answers include policy staff across the Attorney-General's Department in administrative units which were in the department both prior to and following the 2022 state election. I have not included the policy officers in business units that they were not within the Attorney-General's Department under the previous government.

With respect to legislation, I note that many of the legislative reform proposals of the former Liberal government required significant amendment or revision prior to introduction to the Fifty-Fifth Parliament. In addition, I have introduced many bills which are new policy initiatives of the Malinauskas Labor government.

I thank all the staff who are working hard to implement the policy platform of the Malinauskas Labor government, which was comprehensively endorsed by South Australians at the last state election.