The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS ( 15:28 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for the Environment a question regarding long-nosed fur seals.
The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS: The hardworking excellent member for Hammond, Mr Adrian Pederick MP, has referred to me a number of reports and investigations into the overpopulation of long-nosed fur seals along the South Australian coastline. Given that 10,000 fur seals consume over 400 tonnes of seafood per day, my question is: what is the effect on commercial and recreational fishers of this overpopulation of fur seals?Read more
The Hon. T.J. STEPHENS ( 14:51 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation questions about the protection of the Coorong from New Zealand fur seals.
Leave granted.Read more
Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) ( 14:44 ): Supplementary, sir: my understanding is that these checks are at least cost neutral, so why don't you just employ more people in the checking department?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:40 ): My question is to the Minister for Transport. Is the government going to allow recreational boating access whilst the Murray Mouth is being dredged?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:08 ): Supplementary, sir: my question is to the Minister for Emergency Services. Does the government have any arrangements or procedures in place so that contractors with uncontracted firebombing aircraft can react to a situation so that we do not have another situation as happened in Wangary where a pilot was not allowed up because he was an uncontracted water bomber contractor?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 14:55 :25 ): My supplementary is to the Premier. In reference to the Premier's commitment to the member for Frome to undertake a review of providing equal cancer compensation for CFS volunteers, at what stage is this review?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:05 :02 ): My question is to the Treasurer. How much will one of my constituents, who owns a farm near Murray Bridge valued at $1.5 billion, have to pay in emergency services levy this financial year?
The Hon. A. KOUTSANTONIS ( West Torrens—Treasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Minister for Small Business) (15:05:46): Sir, I'm assuming the constituent of the member for Hammond is not a pensioner?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:03 :36 ): My question is to the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries. Has the Minister for Agriculture met with the Qatari government-owned Hassad Australia since becoming minister?Read more
Mr PEDERICK ( Hammond ) ( 15:09 :00 ): My question is to the Minister for Regional Development. What will be South Australia's share of the federal $100 million commitment to the Rural R&D for Profit policy, specifically to support continued innovation in our
agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors?