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Liberal Contempt for Parliament Continues

Cassy O'Connor MP  -  Tuesday, 20 June 2023

Tags: Parliament, Governance

Cassy O’Connor MP | Greens Leader

The Liberals’ contempt for Parliament has continued, with three Ministers – including Premier Jeremy Rockliff – failing to meet the deadline for providing information to Budget Estimates Committees. 

Earlier this month, the House of Assembly agreed all Ministers must provide their responses to Questions on Notice prior to 5:00pm on Monday 19 June. Premier Rockliff, Minister Roger Jaensch, and Minister Madeleine Ogilvie all missed this deadline. 

This failure follows the Premier failing to provide key stadium documents to the Parliament, despite an explicit order. 

The Liberals are clearly struggling with the transparency requirements of a balance of power parliament.
The Premier and his colleagues are acting like all of this is just a game, but directly contravening the instructions of the House is a serious matter. 

Unlike the Premier, the Greens still believe in the importance of upholding the basic tenets of Westminster democracy, and we will continue to do everything we can to hold the Liberals to account.