Monday, June 28, 2010

Where is the Ministerial Response to the Public Trustee Inquiry report?

On 1 December 2009, the fifty first report of the Statutory Authorities Review Committee, the final report of the Inquiry into the Office of the Public Trustee, was tabled in the Legislative Council of the South Australian Parliament.

In accordance with Section 19 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 1991, ministers are required to respond to the Committee’s reports within four months of tabling. Ministers are required to include in their response statements:

(a) which (if any) recommendations will be carried out and the manner in which they will be carried out; and

(b) which (if any) recommendations will not be carried out and the reasons for not carrying them out.

Ministers must cause a copy of their response to be laid before the Legislative Council within six sitting days after it is made.

On 26 May 2010, nearly 2 months late, a response was tabled. However, where is it?

I can tell you where it is not...on the Committee's web page. Neither is the Public Trustee Inquiry Report, the 51st Report. It was there, not now. Everything else is still there.

Maybe someone has just...forgot. After all, it seems to work for the Treasurer.

And I did contact the Committee last month with this query, but I guess they forgot too!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bloody hell, here we go again. Obviously there is more to this than meets the eye. Where is the ICAC when we need one. Jerome, Mr Mark, what have you done about any of this? FOI here we come. Wish me luck. J.D.