Legislative Council: Thursday, June 01, 2023


First Nations Voice To Parliament

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:21): Supplementary: will you confirm that the state government will not be focusing on using taxpayer funds to fund a yes campaign for the Federal Voice and national referendum?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:21): I thank the honourable member for her question. I am not aware that any state funds have been used for that purpose. But, as I have said, what we are doing and quite unapologetically, because it is an exceptionally important thing South Australia has done, is making sure that we have these first elections for our State Voice.