Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Grape Prices

The Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) (15:12): Supplementary: will the minister commit to supporting a mandatory code of conduct for the wine grape industry?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:13): I am not sure that arose from the original answer, but I am still happy to answer it.

The PRESIDENT: Well, minister, I will rule that it is.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: You have?

The PRESIDENT: It is a broad-ranging answer.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: In that case, it must absolutely be the case then, Mr President.

The PRESIDENT: You can answer it as you see fit.

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN: In any case, as I mentioned, I was happy to answer the question regardless. Certainly, a code of conduct has been a topic of discussion. Mandatory codes have a bit of a chequered history in terms of their effectiveness and it's something that would need to be considered I think at a federal level first and foremost. It is certainly something that I am happy to engage in further discussions about.