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Question Without Notice No. 253 asked in the Legislative Council on 11 April 2018 by Hon Robin Chapple

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 11 April 2018

AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH PROJECT — ORD VALLEY

253. Hon ROBIN CHAPPLE to the Minister for Agriculture and Food:

I refer to the article in The Kimberley Echo on Friday, 27 October 2017, titled ''Crop research project aims to grow farm profit''.

(1) In dollar value, what was the total amount of funding the state government has contributed to the agricultural research project that will investigate cropping systems for growing cotton, grain and forage in the Ord Valley?

(2) Will the minister table the scope of that research?

(3) What are the reporting requirements?

(4) When is the first report due?

(5) Will the minister table the reports?

(6) How much funding has been provided to investigate bush foods, such as gubinge, which is recognised as a positive industry for traditional owners in the Kimberley?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I need to advise the member that I have not seen that question. There is not a copy of that question or answer in my file, and indeed I have not seen it. It has not been presented to me today. I will be more than happy for the member to ask it again tomorrow.

Hon Robin Chapple: It is question C263.

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I apologise; I have not seen it, and it is not here.