Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Sterile Insect Technology

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:49): Supplementary: has the minister contacted her federal colleagues to request an update on the approval of the promised irradiation and fumigation facility for fruit fly in South Australia?

The PRESIDENT: I can draw a link because you mentioned your federal colleagues, but you can answer it.

The Hon. C.M. Scriven: It is a pretty tenuous link, isn't it?

The PRESIDENT: I am in a generous mood today, but it's up to you, minister. You provide an answer, if you see fit.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:49): It is always wonderful to have such a generous President, and I think all of us would agree that we are privileged to have one such as you, Mr President. I have been in frequent contact about the various issues in regard to fruit fly, including the one mentioned by the honourable member.