Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Adelaide Oval Liquor Licence

In reply to the Hon. F. PANGALLO ().9 March 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services has advised:

SAPOL advises that the decision to intervene with the Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority's (AOSMA) application was made solely by the officer in charge of Licensing Enforcement Branch. The application, and the process of handling the application, was consistent with how other such applications are managed by them.

As to whether Assistant Commissioner Fellows had a conflict of interest is now the subject of an internal investigation and is subject to confidentiality provisions relative to section 45 of the Police Complaints and Discipline Act 2016 (the PCDA).

SAPOL further advises that the decision to engage with AOSMA and discuss their variation to a licence condition is consistent with normal business practices under the LL Act.