Legislative Council: Tuesday, November 28, 2023


Marine Scalefish Fishery

In reply to the Hon. C. BONAROS ().18 October 2023).

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries): I am advised:

On 15 June 2023, I received draft reports from the Independent Cost Recovery Review Panel (ICRRP) pertaining to both the fisheries and aquaculture sectors. Shortly thereafter, on 21 June 2023, I tasked the Department of Primary Industries and Regions (PIRSA) to prepare a summary briefing that outlined the key findings of these reports.

As I had indicated during the Hansard discussion on 29 August 2023, after assessing the draft reports, it became evident that there were gaps in the reports requiring further consideration. Hence, I sought additional information from the panel through the department on 28 July 2023.

On 13 October 2023, the panel provided the revised reports to the department, which are now being considered.

The objective of the review is to ensure that we arrive at an equitable cost-recovery system that stands up to scrutiny and serves the interests of all parties involved. While I understand the eagerness for conclusions, it's crucial to ensure the comprehensiveness of our approach.