Legislative Council: Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Fruit Fly

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:15): Yes, I do. Putting aside all the jokes, does she realise the significance of what could actually happen during the arrival of fans into our borders, if they do decide to take Mr Molloy's comment seriously and literally?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:16): Thank you. The significance of any new fruit fly outbreak is huge. I've been dealing with this now for close to 12 months. It's an incredible impost on the community and on industry, and therefore we really want to encourage everyone to work together to overcome this pest which is so destructive to our state.