Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Biosecurity Act

The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO (14:42): Supplementary: what will the additional cost and time line be for this additional consultation that the department is currently undertaking?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:43): I appreciate the honourable member's question. It does indeed go to the fact that where consultation is done poorly, unfortunately, as happened under the previous government, and it is required to be done again, it does incur some additional costs. Currently, those are being met from within existing resources, but I do take her point that the former government wasted money by not doing it right.