Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 26, 2023


District Court

297 The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK ().30 August 2023).

1. What is the progress of the appointment of the extra budgeted associates in the District Court?

2. Will this funding be temporary or permanent?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): I have been advised:

The Courts Administration Authority received additional funding for the three financial years, 2022-23 to 2024-25, for Operation Ironside. The authority has utilised this funding for Sheriff's Officers and District Court associates, appointing four additional associates for this period.

The funding is temporary, commencing 1 July 2022 for three years.