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Mr B Tassone

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:04 ): My question is for the Minister for Correctional Services. Are the terms and reasons for the $100,000 settlement that was negotiated by the Crown Solicitor’s Office and paid to Bruno Tassone subject to any confidentiality requirements?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 15:04 ): I haven’t been advised as to whether or not it contains any particular confidentiality arrangements.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:04 ): If I understand the minister correctly he is not aware. Could the minister undertake to make inquiries as to whether the arrangements negotiated with the prison contained any confidentiality requirements?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 15:05 ): Let me be a bit clearer. I have received advice as to the information that I can share publicly so, presumably, if there are provisions regarding confidentiality arrangements within the contractual arrangement they do not extend to the information that I have already shared publicly and that I can continue to share publicly. I am happy to seek advice as to whether or not there are confidentiality arrangements in place. The only reason why I couldn’t disclose that, that I can foresee, is if the confidentiality arrangement applies to a confidentiality arrangement itself. Nevertheless, I am happy to seek advice on that.

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