Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Bee Deaths

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (14:59): Supplementary: can the minister then guarantee to this chamber that all PIRSA personnel or staff have been following protocols with regard to the administration of Naturalure and, if not, will the minister commit to an independent inquiry, outside of PIRSA, into the number of bee deaths seen in the Riverland?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (14:59): I have every reason to have confidence in the way that PIRSA has been utilising Naturalure. What I cannot guarantee is the way that other individuals, outside of PIRSA, may have been using other chemicals in the region.