A- G defends ID scanners
ATTORNEY- GENERAL Yvette D’Ath has backed identification scanning for pubs and clubs, insisting it is working.
Ms D’Ath was grilled on the contentious measure during yesterday’s Estimates hearing.
“There were always going to be some issues that arose,” she told the hearing.
Ms D’Ath also defended her handling of the heavily redacted youth detention report, which was reissued with hundreds more pages visible after legal advice found sections had been blanked unnecessarily.
Opposition attorney- general Ian Walker questioned why capacity forecasts for detention centres were among the information redacted.
“No one could say that that went to any legal issue … that would justify redaction,” Mr Walker said.
Mr Walker also quizzed the Attorney- General on Labor’s anti- bikie crackdown, criticising the one conviction so far.
Ms D’Ath said it was one more conviction than the Newman government.