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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 516 asked in the Legislative Council on 27 June 2018 by Hon Colin De Grussa

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

LIVE EXPORT — INDUSTRY MEETING
      516. Hon COLIN de GRUSSA to the Minister for Agriculture and Food:
I refer to the minister's answer to question without notice 501 asked yesterday.
      (1) Can the minister please table a list of those people invited to the meeting to be chaired by Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development's Ralph Addis and Bruce Mullan?
(2) On what date will this meeting occur?
(3) Can the minister please table a schedule of future meeting dates for the group?
      (4) Will Friday's meeting determine the group's terms of reference; and, if so, will the minister undertake to table in Parliament the terms of reference and the outcomes of the meeting, so that farmers can be assured the government is responding to the situation appropriately?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
      I thank the member for the question.
      (1)–(4) I will table the attached list of invitees and those who have agreed to come. The meeting will be held this Friday. No formal decision has been made about further meetings but, obviously, we will be discussing this at the meeting. I think the member has perhaps misunderstood the nature of this group. It is important that we get together with industry and discuss what it believes needs to be done. It is not about setting up a complex bureaucracy. It is about having a meeting with a group of farmers and industry leaders and then working out what we need to do from there.
[See paper 1502.]