Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 01, 2022


Energy Security

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:40): Supplementary arising from the original answer: given the Leader of the Government's protestations about privatisation, is it this government's intention to nationalise South Australia's electricity assets?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (14:40): As the Premier has said, we are committed to assessing all possible options available at a state level to protect South Australia from the worst impacts of the national energy crisis. These are significant challenges being faced by people all around Australia. I am not going to start ruling things in or ruling things out—that's the whole point of getting experts to assess what the best options are.