Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 03, 2022


Fruit Fly

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (16:48): Further supplementary: the minister uses the words 'arguing for', so therefore can the minister confirm that she cannot confirm that she will match the funding?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: Point of order: that supplementary question, I would suggest to you, did not arise from the original answer.

Members interjecting:


Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Everybody done? It might have stretched it a little bit. Minister, you can answer the question, if you wish.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (16:49): I think the question is speculating because we don't know how many more fruit fly outbreaks there will be. If there are more fruit fly outbreaks, we need to devote more resources to it.