Legislative Council: Thursday, March 23, 2023


Fruit Fly

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:28): Supplementary: what will be the percentage of increase of staff at the border, and does the minister think fruit fly outbreaks are lighthearted?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:28): I think comedians making jokes is usually comedy. In terms of the increases to resources that we will have at the border, that includes increasing the hours on some of the checkpoints, having random roadblocks, as is usual at times of increased visitation to South Australia, and continuing to keep up the important eradication measures for this very serious issue.

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Mr Pangallo, you have a supplementary.