Legislative Council: Thursday, October 19, 2023


Sheep and Goat Electronic Identification

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:27): Supplementary: does the minister believe it's acceptable to take four months to provide any details to farmers on the rebate scheme? These people have businesses, Clare.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:27): On announcing the support package from government, we were able to advise what the amounts would be. The fact that there would be a rebate and that that was able to be backdated to 1 January this year, for those that were purchased from that date—

Members interjecting:


The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: —and, secondly, that as soon as that rebate was able to be put in place, information was provided.