Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 22, 2023


South Australian Jobs

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON (15:13): Supplementary: interstate counterparts are advertising to try to incentivise people to move from South Australia to interstate for employment opportunities.

The PRESIDENT: You've got to ask the question. There is no preamble.

The Hon. L.A. HENDERSON: What is the government doing to prevent brain drain, as my previous question stated?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector) (15:14): A short answer is: plenty. A longer answer is to look at everything the government is doing that makes South Australia such an attractive place to live. As I said, I think in the period before the current reporting period, South Australia—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. K.J. MAHER: —had the lowest on record unemployment rate; the highest employment we have seen in this state. South Australia is recognised as an amazing place to live, an affordable place to live with a great quality of life and we are doing everything aimed at ensuring that continues.