The Hon. J.A. DARLEY (14:42): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Police a question regarding a public meeting held at Woodville North last Sunday morning by the member for Croydon to discuss decriminalisation of the sex industry legislation.
The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: I suggested at that meeting that it would be helpful if the member for Croydon would consider convening another public meeting at which he could arrange for the Minister for Police and the police commissioner to attend to answer questions on the issue. He responded by indicating that he was arranging such a meeting. Can the minister advise the council when, where and at what time this next public meeting is to be held?
The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) (14:43): No, I am not in a position to be able to do that at this stage.
The Hon. K.L. VINCENT (14:43): Supplementary question: is the minister not able to do this because it is being arranged, or because he is not arranging a meeting?
The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) (14:43): No, I am not able to comment on it because I do not have the specific details on exactly the time and date and the venue of that particular meeting at this point in time.