Michelle Lensink

Water Industry Alliance

A supplementary question put forward to the Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) regarding Water Industry Alliance.

The Hon. J.M.A. LENSINK (14:32): I have a supplementary question. Will the minister confirm whether one of his environment agencies is charging some sort of fee to hold the money?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation) (14:32): Sir, I am not sure if that is in fact a supplementary to my original answer.

The Hon. J.S.L. Dawkins: And it's not for you to rule.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: It's not, and that's why I am asking. I am not sure that it is; nonetheless, I will ask my department to try to explain to me the honourable member's question and if I see an appropriate answer I may consider bringing it back. Can I just say, the Hon. Ms Lee, I don't know where the $25 million comes from. I have mentioned $180 million and how that will be spent. I have mentioned the $85 million. As far as I can determine, they add up to the $265 million which we proposed.

The Hon. J.S. Lee: No, you said $60 million of the $85 million, so there is $25 million there that's missing.

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER: Well, $60 million out of $85 million—do the sums and you can then go back to the original part of my answer and see that I said '$85 million from a South Australian Industry Futures Fund to be established for research, regional development and industry redevelopment in South Australia'. Read the Hansard.

 

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