Legislative Council: Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Director of Public Prosecutions Office

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:27): Supplementary: in the event that Mr Hinton KC does request additional funds to those that have been delivered in the last two budget rounds, will the government and will the Attorney be providing him and his office more funding?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:27): I thank the honourable member for her question. Just to correct her, because obviously she wasn't listening once again to the answer, it is the last two budgets and the Mid-Year Budget Review, so in three budgetary decisions there has been extra funding provided to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions. If funding requests were made, they would be properly and duly considered.