Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Question Time

Wine Industry

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:20): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development a question about winery support programs.

Leave granted.

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI: On 21 October, the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development assigned an answer to a question on notice which was tabled in this place on 2 November. It was in response to the question:

What programs that supported the wine industry has the government ceased since March 2022?

The minister answered that:

The government has not ceased any wine industry support programs.

My question to the minister is: is she confident that the response provided is accurate and does she stand by the response tabled in this parliament?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:21): I thank the honourable member for her question. I answer all questions in this place to the best of my ability and based on the advice that am provided.