Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Cost-Recovery Review Process

The Hon. C. BONAROS (15:45): Supplementary: can I take from that response that the minister does not intend to share that report with industry stakeholders before reaching a final position?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:45): I thank the honourable member for her supplementary. I think there is perhaps a misnomer there in terms of talking about—I am not sure what the word was—final decisions or final contemplations. I continue to work with industry. They have been involved with the independent panel review. I have frequent meetings with industry associations. They are in contact with my office on a very regular basis, so to suggest that the outcome of review would be, if you like, an end of a process I think is to mischaracterise it. Certainly, there are a number of different issues that are raised, and I will continue to work with industry and discuss them both prior to the release of the government response and afterwards.