Legislative Council: Thursday, June 02, 2022


Aboriginal Lands Weed Management

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:58): Supplementary: can the minister assure the chamber that the government funds to the weed management programs will not be cut in today's state budget?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:58): It is 2.58pm. I am sort of feeling a little bit like groundhog day here. The budget is handed down at 3 o'clock. The budget papers will be made available, I believe, at 3 o'clock. The budget officially becomes the 2022 budget at 3 o'clock.

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: I will be very much looking forward to further assistance to those opposite in terms of reading a clock, as that does seem to be an issue that is of particular challenge to those opposite—both in terms of calendars and clocks. I could simply add that the budget will be handed down today as arranged, and I am sure there will be plenty of questions coming from that.