Legislative Council: Thursday, October 20, 2022


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The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:56): Supplementary arising from the original rant.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! The Hon. Ms Lensink has a supplementary question arising from the original answer.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK: How does the minister reconcile his rant with the fact that there was record employment under the Marshall Liberal government? Today, the unemployment statistics have gone up again under his new government.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! Attorney, you did talk about employment, so I think there is a link to that.

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:57): As I have said, South Australia was very fortunate that every single member of this chamber, except for the Liberals, protected the economy from their ideological overreach. They were exceptionally fortunate that we had the Greens to stop their overreach; we had SA-Best to stop their overreach; we had the Hon. John Darley in this chamber to stop their overreach.

If they had got their wish to make sure South Australian food manufacturers were worse off, we would have seen job losses in South Australia, so I am very proud we did what we could to protect jobs in the South Australian economy and didn't let the ideological wreckers from the other side have their way.