Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 26, 2023


Feral Pigs

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (14:50): Supplementary: could the minister please address the question?

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Ms Franks, the minister is entitled to answer the question as she sees fit, so it is very difficult for me to rule on a supplementary question arising from the answer.

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: Supplementary: given the impact on landholders in this particular landscape board, what has the PIRSA minister done, through her department, to address this serious issue?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:50): PIRSA works closely with the landscape boards, including in the Limestone Coast. The impacts absolutely are very much on the agricultural sector, as well of course on the natural environment. Feral animals, particularly feral pigs, have very considerable negative impacts environmentally as well. However, given that the question was particularly around legal follow-ups—

The Hon. T.A. Franks: The illegal release, deliberate illegal release of these feral pigs.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: Yes. So a contravention of an act that is under the jurisdiction of the Minister for Environment and Water, and therefore, as I mentioned, I will seek additional information from her.