Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Royal Adelaide Show, Biosecurity

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:14): Supplementary: can the minister explain to the chamber what is the difference between a sanitation mat and a citric acid foot mat?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:14): Certainly. Sanitation mats are used in the way roughly described by the honourable member in terms of reducing the possibility of transmission of foot-and-mouth disease. My understanding is that there are several different substances that can be used, citric acid being one of them, and I will check whether that is what is being used at the Show. From the advice I have received I think that was where we landed but I will just double-check.