Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Commercial Fisheries Review

The Hon. C. BONAROS (14:49): Supplementary: what specific work is underway in relation to the cost-recovery review that she just mentioned?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:49): I thank the honourable member for her question, and also acknowledge her ongoing interest in the sector. We have had a number of very productive meetings, both on policy and individual circumstances. We have been having discussions with the commercial sector and have also been identifying the most appropriate way to do the review.

I have advised the sector that that will take place over the coming months, so into next year, and I have also advised them that any such review and potential adoption of recommendations that may come from that will not have an impact on the very next discussions around the cost-recovery process. But I do look forward to having those other discussions on an ongoing basis and making sure that we do have a robust review which addresses and answers some of the questions that we might have and, indeed, the commercial sector might have.