Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Fruit Fly

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:03): Supplementary: has the minister communicated with her federal colleagues in the last three months regarding funding for the critical irradiation and fumigation facility in South Australia to assist with fruit fly prevention and eradication?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:03): I thank the honourable member for her supplementary question. Of course, $20 million is available to South Australia for the fight against fruit fly, and I am very pleased that we have had ongoing support from the federal government in regard to that. In terms of any announcements that might be made, I look forward to being able to say more into the future, but I have ongoing engagement with my federal colleagues on a range of matters.