Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


PIRSA and RSPCA Contractual Funding Deeds

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): My question to the Minister for Primary Industries is: what are the expiry dates, quantum and obligations of the current contractual funding deeds and arrangements between PIRSA and the RSPCA? What provisions have been made by the minister and her department to fulfill those statutory obligations should such deeds not be renewed?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:50): I thank the honourable member for her question. As has been mentioned in the past, the predominant responsibility for animal welfare lies with the Minister for Environment and Water in the other place, with PIRSA—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: —my department, in conjunction with that department and with the RSPCA, looking after inquiries or concerns that are lodged in regard to livestock. In terms of the specifics about dates and quantum and so on, I am happy to take that on notice and bring it back to the chamber.