Legislative Council: Tuesday, February 06, 2024


Virtual Fencing Investigation

In reply to the Hon. N.J. CENTOFANTI (Leader of the Opposition) ().2 November 2023).

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

The Animal Welfare Task Group (AWTG) has reconvened the virtual fencing sub-working group in October 2023. The literature review has also been finalised and AWTG has agreed to the release of the literature review in due course.

I understand the trial at Wintinna Station was not part of the main virtual fencing trial and was funded as a demonstration through the Drought Resilience Research and Adoption Program (SA Drought Hub) which is established through the national Future Drought Fund. Results will be made public. The AWTG may choose to include this as part of their review.