Legislative Council: Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Giant Crab Harvest

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:26): Supplementary: is the minister aware that this decision by her department will result in the majority of giant crab southern zone licence holders being made instantly unviable, and does she support that decision?

The PRESIDENT: Minister, in your original answer you did say you are happy to take further questions on this, so I will allow the supplementary question.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:27): I would like to further investigate the allegation which is part of that question—which is inherent in that question. I don't think it would be appropriate to simply answer that on face value. I think there is more to be explored. As I mentioned, I will obtain the briefing again, and I will then be able to answer specific questions about it.