Attorney General Joe Berinson has described Opposition attempts to table leaked documents in Parliament today as disgraceful and totally irresponsible.
Mr Berinson told the Legislative Council the documents, which relate to an internal inquiry into the building services division of the Department of Corrective Services, were incomplete.
"The documents include allegations, in some instances naming specific officers, without full investigation of the allegations or proper opportunity for those officers to respond," Mr Berinson said.
"Making those incomplete documents public in the way Mr Cash attempted could have done irreparable, unfair and unjust damage to all of the people concerned.
"It is particularly disgraceful that Mr Cash acted in this way when he was fully aware I intend to table the final report from the investigation as soon as it is completed."
Mr Berinson said the Royal Commission had taken a strong stance on behaviour such as this by stating that `the use of confidential material for purely party political purposes is to be condemned'.
"Mr Cash has already shown he has a very selective acceptance of the Royal Commission's findings, and it is clear he will stop at nothing to score political points," he said.
"Mr Cash has contrived to manipulate parliamentary procedures to table the leaked and incomplete documents despite my assurances that the final report will be tabled. I am pleased he did not succeed on this occasion, and it is to be hoped he will not repeat the attempt pending the availability of the report."