Legislative Council: Tuesday, June 27, 2023


Veterinarian Suicide Prevention

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:41): Further supplementary: given that the minister is about to introduce the veterinary services bill, does the minister not have the ability to include this kind of reporting within that piece of legislation?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:41): Given that there is already a register that records deaths through suicide, it's important that we utilise the information that is available in the best way possible. As I say, I am working with the Minister for Health in regard to how the appropriate data can be accessed for those who would have an appropriate use for it.