Mr PEDERICK (Hammond) (14:49): My question is to the Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services. Can the minister advise whether the Point Turton Royal Volunteer Coastal Patrol will be given a replacement vessel? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.
Mr PEDERICK: The patrol's current 1985 vessel has been deemed only suitable to travel two nautical miles off the coast of Point Turton due to its age.
The Hon. J.K. SZAKACS (Cheltenham—Minister for Police, Emergency Services and Correctional Services) (14:50): The latest advice that I have received regarding that vessel is that it is not recommended within this year's asset replacement. We will of course continue to take advice. I can assure the member for Hammond that I as minister do not pick and choose favourites when it comes to infrastructure or asset replacement. That is not my approach. It certainly is not the approach of this government. So we are taking advice, but I can advise that has not been advised to me as minister as part of this year's asset replacement.
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