Michelle Lensink

Royal Adelaide Show

A question put forward to the Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Public Sector Management, Minister for the Status of Women, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Gambling) in relation to allegations of the catering contractors at the Royal Adelaide Show.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (15:02): As a supplementary question, can the minister advise whether she has had a response as yet from the federal minister in relation to allegations of the catering contractors and their uncompetitive practices impacting on stallholders' food prices?

The Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Regional Development, Minister for Public Sector Management, Minister for the Status of Women, Minister for Consumer Affairs, Minister for Government Enterprises, Minister for Gambling) (15:02): Yes, the Hon. Michelle Lensink raised this issue in this chamber some time ago. These matters fall within the portfolio responsibilities of the ACCC, and some time ago I referred the matter to the Hon. David Bradbury, who is the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer. I also took the liberty of writing to the Adelaide Event and Exhibition Centre's board of directors, raising the concerns that the Hon. Michelle Lensink raised here, and made sure that the board of directors was also aware that I had sent this correspondence on to the Hon. David Bradbury. At this point in time, I am not aware of receiving any response from the federal member nor, I believe, have I received a response from the Adelaide Events people, so I look forward to that.

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