Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 26, 2023



The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:43): Final supplementary: has the minister requested a meeting or a briefing from the National Management Group in New South Wales to better understand their management strategy of varroa mite?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:43): The National Management Group engages with all the various jurisdictions. It's usual practice—and I have certainly followed that practice—that then the state jurisdiction that is involved with those discussions gives a briefing to the minister.

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Ms Pnevmatikos, there has been a public statement made today and I am sure that we all wish you very well and will get the opportunity to say that over the next few days, but we hope that you are well.