Legislative Council: Tuesday, October 31, 2023


Plant Protein

In reply to the Hon. J.S. LEE (Deputy Leader of the Opposition) ().28 September 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): The Minister for Trade and Investment has advised:

The state government grant is contingent upon federal support and remains in active discussion with the relevant parties.

Plant based protein remains a bipartisan undertaking with recognition of the growing global demand for high quality plant proteins, local employment opportunities and the export potential the sector could deliver.

The Malinauskas Labor government understands the importance of attracting both national and global investment to our state.

It is for this reason that the Invest SA was re-established–previously scrapped by the former Marshall Liberal government–that has in its first year in operation yielded over

$1 billion of investment into the South Australian economy.