Legislative Council: Thursday, December 01, 2022


Commercial Fisheries

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:26): My question is to the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development regarding the cost-recovery review for commercial fisheries in South Australia:

1. Will the review include detailed, independent scrutiny of the underlying costs incurred by PIRSA?

2. Will the minister commit to the public release of the terms of reference?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:27): I thank the honourable member for her question. In terms of transparency around costs incurred by PIRSA, that is exactly what the process that is normally involved in discussing the cost-recovery situation involves. It was identified that, whilst cost recovery is of course a matter of covering the various costs involved with administering what is a community resource in terms of fisheries, it is fair and appropriate that those who pay fees to be able to access that resource do understand the sorts of costs that are involved by PIRSA, and so that is already part of the existing process.