Rigney, Mr R.G.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Correctional Services a question.

Leave granted.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: On 26 July, in answer to a question without notice regarding Mr Robert Gordon Rigney, the minister stated that a separate process would be initiated by the Chief Executive of the Department for Correctional Services to ascertain the mistakes that were made by individuals, the degree of human error that existed, and who should be held to account. I asked the minister, on 21 September 2016, for a further update and the minister said the inquiry was ongoing. I ask the minister for a further update: has this inquiry been completed, and has anyone been held to account?

The Hon. P. MALINAUSKAS (Minister for Police, Minister for Correctional Services, Minister for Emergency Services, Minister for Road Safety) ( 15:23 ): I thank the honourable member for his important question. I am happy to take advice on where that is at. I believe, not from recollection but from the Hon. Mr McLachlan’s question, that since he last asked that question Mr Rigney has been brought into custody by SAPOL, and I am happy to seek advice as to where that investigation is at.

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