Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 03, 2022


Fruit Fly

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (16:47): Supplementary: can the minister guarantee that she will match the funding commitment of the Marshall Liberal government to every fruit fly outbreak?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (16:47): I think what we need to remember here is that we are trying to eradicate fruit fly. We want to make sure that the appropriate resources are put in to eradicate fruit fly and those are the resources that I will be arguing for.

We need to ensure that it is the best possible situation that we can be in in terms of eradicating Queensland fruit fly from the Riverland, and I look forward to being able to update the chamber further as there are changes in the situation or changes in the response. I am not expecting any changes at the moment. It has been a successful program in the past and I would certainly continue to work towards that same outcome.