Michelle Lensink

MARINE PARKS

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:17): Supplementary question: would the minister like the
telephone number of the Northern Zone rock lobster fisherman who I spoke to this morning, who
reported that the industry over there is in real trouble, even though it is environmentally benign
compared to an activity such as shark cage diving that involves berleying

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation,
Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) (15:18):
The Liberal
Party in this state again just peddle the lies that come from interested parties who don't support
marine parks. All fishers were invited to put their case if they believed that they had lost business
through this process and give the documentation and we would give it consideration for
compensation. That process is live. If anyone the Hon. Michelle Lensink is talking to believes that is
the case, then I invite her to encourage them to approach us and put their case.

But if they haven't got the material because in fact it's had no negative or deleterious effect
on them, then they are just peddling untruths for base political purposes. The Liberal Party in this
state hate marine parks. If they are ever elected to government they will destroy them, just like their
commonwealth comrades in Canberra have by failing to put in place regulations under the national
marine parks legislation.


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