Legislative Council: Thursday, July 07, 2022


Varroa Mite

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:27): Supplementary: is the minister confident that PIRSA is sufficiently resourced to mitigate and respond to any varroa mite incursions?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:27): I have outlined all of the steps that are being taken, and I look forward to being continually updated about the varroa mite. Currently, as we know, it is contained to New South Wales. The provisions that have been put in place to prevent beehives and bee equipment, as I outlined in my ministerial statement, are important steps towards keeping varroa mite out of South Australia.