Legislative Council: Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Correctional Facilities Drug Treatment Programs

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:02): Supplementary: does the Attorney acknowledge that, given the current wait times for matters to be presented and dealt with before the courts, somebody could spend six, 12, 18 or 24 months in detention on remand, and not have access to those critical rehabilitation programs which could see them come out at the other end in a much better place than when they went in?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:02): I thank the honourable member for her question. I am going to have to get information before being able to answer that in any sensible way, but I am happy to incorporate that in the answer I bring back.