Carmen Lawrence

Carmen Lawrence

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    Part 2 of Royal Commission report welcomed

    13/11/1992 12:00 AM
     
     
    Premier Carmen Lawrence today welcomed part two of the Royal Commission's report, saying it provided a sound base from which to continue her programs to make Government more open and accountable.
     
    "The report is consistent with the many reforms which my Government has already implemented," Dr Lawrence said.
     
    "The public now has a right to expect that the Opposition parties will have the resolve to support accountability legislation currently before parliament and the Government's program of electoral reform."
     
    Dr Lawrence said she accepted the recommendation that a new body should be established to continue work on the Royal Commission recommendations.
     
    A Commission on Government would review aspects of government, parliamentary and electoral reform.
     
    The Premier said part two of the report was being released immediately to allow maximum public discussion.
     
    "Western Australians need to be reassured that their interests come first - and they need to have confidence in their elected representatives and the Public Service," she said.
     
    "This report gives the Government the opportunity to build on the principles of openness and accountability which led me to call the Royal Commission in the first place.
     
    "Some of the report's recommendations already have been implemented; some are now before Parliament; and others will be implemented immediately.
     
    "Some initiatives will take time because they will need to be considered by the Commission on Government."
     
    The Premier said she would be making a detailed response to part two of the Royal Commission's report in about a week.