Legislative Council: Thursday, December 01, 2022


Crop and Pasture Report

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:54): Supplementary: what is the minister doing in response to reports from farmers and producers that there is a short supply of sulphur, which is critical for the prevention of powdery mildew in crops?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:54): I am not sure that arises from the original answer.

The PRESIDENT: Minister, you gave quite a broad ranging answer.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Indeed, yes. Certainly, the availability of things such as sulphur is an issue. We have had of course ongoing reports around the availability of a number of necessary inputs. We continue to work with industry on those things that can be addressed.

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Ms Franks.

The Hon. N.J. Centofanti interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! The Hon. Ms Franks will be heard in silence.