Legislative Council: Thursday, June 02, 2022


Crop and Pasture Seeding Intentions Report

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:03): Supplementary: will the minister commit to the continued—

The Hon. E.S. BOURKE: Point of order: I know it is cold in here, but we all know in this chamber that we do not wear party political material. I ask the Leader of the Opposition to remove her scarf.

The Hon. C. Bonaros: Is that the best we can do today?

The PRESIDENT: Just hang on, what was party political about the scarf?

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: That.

The PRESIDENT: Okay; outrageous, yes. Supplementary question.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: I apologise, Mr President. I am now cold, but I will put my jacket on in due course. Supplementary: will the minister commit to the continued publication of the crop and pasture reports, which are due every second month, noting that the most recent report currently available on the PIRSA website is dated January 2022?

An honourable member interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:04): I couldn't help but notice the interjection there of the opposition saying that they were a good government that cared about regions.

The PRESIDENT: And you shouldn't respond to them.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: I certainly won't respond—


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: —and I won't allude to the fact that they lost so much support in the regions, despite what they keep saying, keep telling the public was their excellent work along that. In terms of the specific question, as I have indicated in my original answer I will seek some further advice from my department.