Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 29, 2022


Fruit Fly

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:31): Supplementary. I thank the minister for her comments on Max and Rylee—they are certainly very cute furry friends.

The PRESIDENT: That's nice, but just ask your supplementary—there's no preamble.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: Given the success of the trial so far, can the minister confirm that there will be additional resources to train further canines in the detection of Queensland fruit fly larvae?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:31): I thank the honourable member for her question. The evaluation is continuing, so clearly there were benefits from Max and Rylee's excellent work that they have produced so far, and that is the reason why we are extending, and I will give consideration to whether further extension is going to be beneficial.