Will Hodgman, Premier
I can confirm that consistent with advice provided by the Solicitor-General, the Government agreed to indemnify Mr Brooks for reasonable costs incurred as a result of carrying out his duties as a Minister of the Crown.
By convention, a Minister is entitled to be indemnified for his or her legal costs in matters that arise in the discharge of his or her office.
Mr Brooks has been reimbursed a total of $57,888 in legal fees.
I am advised there are further costs outstanding.
However, now that the Integrity Commission matter has concluded and the final report tabled in the House, I have asked the Solicitor-General to review the original payment and further invoices to determine whether the indemnity should be provided.
Upon the receipt of the advice, the Government will disclose all costs in due course.