Legislative Council: Wednesday, May 18, 2022


Forestry Industry

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:13): Supplementary: what KPIs will be applied to measure the success or otherwise?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:13): I'm a little surprised by that question, given the honourable member's background in a science-related field. Research is an area where we need to obviously apply to what the issues are and then investigate opportunities to address those issues. Sometimes, research will show that something does not work and therefore that's an important learning as well.

However, in a general sense, as I say, we have been in government for seven or eight weeks now and I have already met with key stakeholders. We are moving forward with the opportunities that are created by this superb announcement from the Malinauskas Labor government. We look forward to being able to continue to support the industry, and the feedback that we are receiving so far is that they are incredibly excited by this investment. They are incredibly excited by the commitment of this government to an industry which, sadly, was neglected in the previous four years.