Michelle Lensink

Marine Parks

A question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Minister for Forests, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for the Status of Women, Minister for State/Local Government Relations) regarding marine parks.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:33): When will the guidelines on compulsory acquisitions be released?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, Minister for Forests, Minister for Regional Development, Minister for the Status of Women, Minister for State/Local Government Relations) (14:34): Compulsory acquisitions? They just doze off over there, Mr President. What a dozy lot of opposition—what a dozy lot, Mr President. We have just outlined that not only does the PIRSA agency assessment believe that compulsory acquisition will not be required, but the industry doesn't believe it will be required either, Mr President. It is highly unlikely that it is needed.

We are pursuing voluntary acquisition, and a great deal of work has been done in that space. That is what we are going to focus our attention and efforts on for the time being. If and when we believe that there is a need to look further at compulsory acquisition, I am sure that the Minister for Environment will do so expeditiously.

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