Legislative Council: Thursday, October 20, 2022


Livestock Industry

The Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) (14:49): Supplementary: has the minister received a briefing at all from her department regarding any requests for a meeting from those companies I mentioned?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:50): I'm happy to take that on notice. Given, however, it is—

The Hon. N.J. Centofanti interjecting:

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Perhaps the former Minister for Primary Industries didn't get out to the regions as much as I am. Perhaps he didn't spend a lot of time meeting people in agriculture, in primary production, in forestry and regional development. Perhaps it's a matter of whether you want to take on the additional workload, which I am so pleased to be able to do, and get out and about. It doesn't include keeping a ready reference in my mind of every briefing that I have had in terms of specific technology. However, I think agricultural advances and agtech are incredibly important, so I am happy to take it on notice and bring some information, if appropriate, back to this chamber.