Legislative Council: Tuesday, May 30, 2023


Forestry Industry

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:58): Supplementary: will the minister commit to an industry code of practice, which is being called for by some stakeholders and I believe was in the Labor election commitment policy document?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:59): Discussion of a code of practice was one of the topics that I discussed with the Queensland minister when I was in Queensland recently, and I am continuing to have those discussions with my other state and territory counterparts. It's something that certainly has the potential to provide benefits, and we want to ensure that it is something that would be useful that would be applicable. It is something that ideally would be pursued on a national basis, hence my discussions with my counterparts—federal, state and territory—because I also raised this in my meeting with minister and Senator Murray Watt when I met with him in Canberra recently as well.