Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 27, 2023


APY Lands, Policing

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:10): Supplementary: so the minister and the police commissioner would have been aware of the violence in the community when they were there a month ago?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:10): I thank the honourable member for his question. I said it was last month, so it was early August when I was in the community of Mimili. As I said, I stayed in the community of Mimili and was there for a couple of days. I didn't encounter that violence, but certainly the incidents the honourable member referred to, as I understand it, have occurred in the last couple of weeks.

The PRESIDENT: Final supplementary question, the Hon. Mrs Henderson.