Legislative Council: Wednesday, November 30, 2022


Commercial Fisheries Review

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:01): Supplementary: can the minister inform the chamber why her government's review of the cost-recovery model has been stalled, and will the industry be compensated for delays in the review?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:01): I thank the honourable member for her question, although it is yet another remarkable question. We are coming to expect remarkable questions from those opposite given that, in four years in government, they didn't instigate a cost-recovery review. They didn't instigate an independent review of the cost-recovery situation and the model.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Both sides, order! I can't hear the minister. Order, the two leaders, the Hon. Mr Wortley! Minister, please finish.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Thank you, I would be delighted to. We made a commitment prior to the election to undertake a review into the cost-recovery process. We are doing that, in contrast to the former government.