Legislative Council: Thursday, February 09, 2023


Biosecurity, Kangaroo Island

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (14:51): Further supplementary: are there any penalties that apply for people who are breaching those requirements?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:52): There are penalties for breaching the requirements. Most of the time, PIRSA does use an educative process. We are not trying to raise revenue: we are trying to make sure that Kangaroo Island stays free of the pests and diseases which it is currently free of. Penalties do exist. I do not have to hand figures on how many fines may have been issued, but certainly that is there as a possible consequence should it be deemed appropriate.