Legislative Council: Wednesday, June 28, 2023


Children in State Care

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:16): Further supplementary: does the minister acknowledge that keeping children safe in those many different environments simply cannot be achieved in hotel room settings?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:17): I think I have already answered that question in my previous response.

While I am on my feet, may I just add to an answer that I gave earlier in this question time, just to clarify in regard to the fox bounty? There was a set budget of $220,000 in terms of the actual bounties, being $10 per fox. As at June this year, almost 6,000 bounties had remained to be claimed.

The Hon. K.J. Maher: You're not to be outfoxed.

The PRESIDENT: Order! You should be kicked out for that.