Legislative Council: Wednesday, February 07, 2024


Feral Deer

The Hon. F. PANGALLO (15:02): How do they confirm a killing? How do they confirm that without having to land and go and check or not having anyone on the ground?

The Hon. C.M. SCRIVEN (Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Minister for Forest Industries) (15:02): Two things I would say: first of all, I am happy to arrange a briefing from the department for Mr Pangallo to have more detailed information on this—or it would probably be from the landscape boards. Secondly, I am operating from memory, so I will correct the record if I remember incorrectly, but because they do a flyback after the shooting they are able to check that the animal is deceased, and because of the thermal nature, that is how they are able to identify where they are.

The PRESIDENT: The honourable Leader of the Opposition, I will take your supplementary question and then we are moving on.