Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Fruit Fly

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:14): Yes, I do. Will the minister address the comments made by Mr Molloy and write to him? Secondly, will there be additional staff at these control points to ensure that motorists are complying, or does she expect that motorists are just going to act out of goodwill and will willingly dump any fruit that they have with them?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:14): I will certainly consider writing to the television station. In terms of the second part of that supplementary, there are multiple signs as motorists do approach both the South Australian border and the quarantine stations. My understanding is that generally when we expect a large influx of visitors then staffing is increased at the checkpoints. Certainly, I will make inquiries to ensure that that is the case on this occasion.