Legislative Council: Wednesday, October 18, 2023


Marine Scalefish Fishery

The Hon. C. BONAROS (14:56): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking a question of the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development about cost recovery.

Leave granted.

The Hon. C. BONAROS: Earlier today, the minister gave us an outline of the cost-recovery review process and where that's at, and didn't indicate in fact whether she would be releasing that publicly or not. My question to the minister is: when did she make the request for additional information so as to assist her in making her final determination, and has she put a time frame on the duration of time that it will take to get that information back so that she can finalise her report?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:57): I am happy to check the records to see when that request was made. If I recall correctly, I didn't put a particular date on that. It's usual to expect that a review committee such as was established would provide that information as soon as they were able.