Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Southern Zone Rock Lobster Fishery

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:21): Supplementary: does the minister acknowledge that those benefits from fee relief could be all undone if the cost-recovery review process does not make recommendations that support those industries she has outlined?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:21): I'm not quite sure it arises from the original answer but I am obviously going to be guided by you, Mr President, on that. The cost-recovery review was another commitment announced by the Labor team when we were in opposition and it is underway at the moment. I have spoken before in this place about the cost-recovery reviews. I have also indicated that any outcomes from those reviews would not affect the 2023-24 fee structure but will obviously be considered for any potential changes going forward after that.