Supplementary: what did the minister's CE of DEWNR mean when she said in evidence to the Natural Resources Committee that the levies go straight to Treasury?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 15:21 ): I have no idea what the CE might have said. I haven't read that transcript.

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: You know very well she said that.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: I have no clue—I have no faith in the Liberals opposite. They come into this place and paraphrase people all the time and try to twist those words to their own end. So, why would I take anything they say on faith at all?

The Hon. K.J. Maher: Cost it, you should cost it.


The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: As my leader says, I should probably cost their election promises as well for them. I do throw out that offer for them, when they actually get some, if they ever get some, give them to me, share them with me in confidence and I will go through them and treat them with all the respect that they ultimately will deserve.