Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Public Trustee

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (15:05): Supplementary: is the Attorney able to provide an answer on whether fees and charges will increase in the next financial year, relating to the Public Trustee's delivery of service?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:05): I thank the honourable member for her question. I will double-check that, but I think it's about 4.8 per cent that has been the general government fees and charges rise that has been announced and has been applied to most fees and charges. I will double-check, but my guess is that would apply as a general proposition for the fees and charges that are applied right across government, including the service of the Public Trustee. If that's wildly wrong, I am happy to bring back an answer for the honourable member.