Michelle Lensink

Sittings and Business

My questions are to the Leader of the Government. Firstly, under what circumstances will this council sit in the mornings? Secondly, is he aware that all parliaments are supposed to be undertaking audits of their family friendly practices?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy) ( 14:27 ): I thank the honourable member very much for her questions. I will indicate that, as a general rule, if possible it is my preference to sit in the mornings. It is not always easy to ascertain how long private members' business will go, but I know that members here value the opportunity to use private members' business. It is a balancing act to make sure that all members have the right they have cherished so much to continue their private members' business on Wednesday between sitting mornings. I do indicate that it is my preference, certainly for government business, if it is possible to manage it, to sit in the mornings rather than evenings.

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