NATIONAL REDRESS SCHEME
1125. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing
the Attorney General:
I refer to the answer provided by
the Leader of the House to my question without notice on 6 November 2018 in
which she informed the house of the stakeholders who had been consulted on the
National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse (Commonwealth
Powers) Bill 2018.
(1) Was that consultation recorded
(2) If yes, will the Leader of the
House table those documents?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
(2) My office
does not have possession of these notes. The Department of the Premier and
Cabinet has not provided them as ''these consultations occurred during
drafting of the bill and are subject to cabinet confidentiality''. The
consultation process, which is subject to public interest immunity, allows for
frank and fearless discussions and advice to government to occur. Accordingly,
I am of the view that the importance of this process should be preserved.