The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (17:26): Supplementary question arising from the original answer: does that mean that the Minister for Environment, who has the Animal Welfare Act under his carriage, has no responsibility for this issue?
The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (17:26): It's my understanding that the federal minister for primary industries has taken the lead at a national level and it's my understanding that the Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development has been the spokesman for the Liberal Party. As I said, I will refer the original question to the Hon. Mr Whetstone. However, if the Hon. Tammy Franks would like, I will also refer her supplementary question to the Minister for Environment.