Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 27, 2023


APY Lands, Policing

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (15:11): What new interventions have the government put in place to keep those in the APY lands safe from violence in this Indigenous community since the minister has been aware of the current situation in Mimili?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:11): I thank the honourable member for her question. As I said in my answer, if the honourable member was listening, these have only occurred, as I understand it—the incidents the Hon. Frank Pangallo referred to—in the last week or so, certainly within the last couple of weeks. As I said, from my experience the police often look at how they shift resources within the APY lands to meet the needs of those communities.