Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 01, 2023


Aboriginal Remains, Riverlea Park

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:43): Supplementary: is the minister able to give a confirmation that all options are being considered as put forward by the community?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:43): I am not going to give a running commentary on a process that is underway. I have seen some references in the media to views of some people but, as I have said, what the process is that has developed over many years under governments of both persuasions is a consultation process occurs, reports are then put together, and then it is put before the minister who is the decision-maker under those parts of the Aboriginal Heritage Act to consider it all together, so I am not going to be commenting on anything before that final process occurs.