Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Bee Deaths

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:55): Supplementary: has the minister received requests from concerned apiarists for a meeting or discussion regarding the processes followed by PIRSA personnel and management?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:55): I would need to check my records to see if I have received such a request. What I think, though, is important to emphasise is that an independent investigation was done. So separate to the fruit fly team, an independent investigation by PIRSA was undertaken. That is appropriate. It is therefore, obviously, PIRSA who will be able to answer the detailed and specific questions that apiarists may have.