Legislative Council: Wednesday, March 22, 2023


Limestone Coast Cancer Services

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:30): Further supplementary: so has the minister signed the petition?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:31): My advice is that there is information coming that will look at whether—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: —there is indeed a business case that is suitable, whether indeed—

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Order! I have absolutely no idea what the minister just said.

An honourable member: She's not answering it anyway.

The PRESIDENT: Order! How would I know? Could you please answer and then we will move on.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Thank you, Mr President. My understanding is that the undertaking was to look again to see if there was a business case that was appropriate and whether services could be delivered safely, whether the wraparound services for radiation therapy are in existence. I would ask again: do those opposite not want the expansion of cancer care services and chemo?