Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Forestry Industry

The Hon. R.A. SIMMS (14:56): Supplementary: in terms of her engagement with industry, has the minister raised the issue of blue gums on Kangaroo Island and requested the industry to take responsibility for the damage that they are causing?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:56): Thank you, Mr President. You haven't ruled that as not arising from the original answer so I will attempt to answer it. I think I spoke in this place last year, but I can certainly check that and advise. There has been a number of initiatives that have been implemented on Kangaroo Island to deal with the issue of wildlings. I am happy to investigate if there is more to add to the answers that I provided last year on this topic, and then I will bring that back to the chamber.