Legislative Council: Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Director of Public Prosecutions Office

The Hon. D.G.E. HOOD (14:30): Supplementary arising out of the original answer: minister, in your negotiations with the DPP over the budget allocation you mentioned in your answer, has he suggested at any time that a lack of funding has resulted in lower conviction rates than would otherwise be the case?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:31): I thank the honourable member for the question. Certainly, in my memory, that has never been traversed in any of our conversations.