Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 01, 2023


Forensic Science SA Awards

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (15:06): Supplementary: were concerns raised with you about the poor condition of Forensic SA's facilities during your visit to the awards presentation?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:06): I thank the honourable member for her question. At the recent awards that were held at an Adelaide City Council facility, no, I don't recall the conditions being raised. As I have outlined to this chamber previously, in the actual visit to Divett Place, the actual Forensic Science SA facilities, yes, I did have people raise concerns. And do you know what? That is exactly why, as I have outlined to the chamber, we have made a commitment for many hundreds of millions of dollars for a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility, which the previous government did not.