VOLUNTARY ASSISTED DYING —
1135. Hon MARTIN ALDRIDGE to the parliamentary secretary
representing the Minister for Health:
I refer to Legislative Council
question without notice 940 asked on 3 September 2019, with an answer finally
provided on 19 September 2019.
(1) From whom is the minister
seeking advice prior to providing the correspondence that I seek?
(2) Has the minister now received advice
on this matter; and, if so, on what date was advice received?
(3) Can the minister please table without further delay
correspondence between the commonwealth Attorney-General's
Department and the Department of Health on the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill
2019 and the application of sections 474.29A and 474.29B of the commonwealth
Criminal Code Act?
(4) If the
minister continues to deny Parliament access to this essential information as
it considers the Voluntary Assisted Dying Bill 2019, when will he comply with
section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(1) The minister is seeking advice
from the State Solicitor's Office.
(3) The decision whether to table the correspondence
will be made once the minister has received further advice.
(4) The minister
will comply with the provisions of the Financial Management Act 2006 if
required to do so.