Water Quality

Parliamentary Procedure

Water Quality

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS (15:09): Mr President, I rise on a point of order because I am concerned that the Minister for Health and Wellbeing was misleading this council on his duties. According to the Government Gazette, he is responsible for the Safe Drinking Water Act 2011, as well as the Public Health Act for that matter. I give him the opportunity now to make a personal explanation and explain why he misled the council.

The PRESIDENT: Minister.

The Hon. S.G. WADE (Minister for Health and Wellbeing) (15:10): I don't know how you want to handle this, Mr President, but I just make the point that, in response to the question by Mr Hunter, I indicated that I would seek clarification in terms of the interactions between SA Water and SA Health. I am sure that, in that response, the issue that the Hon. Tammy Franks raises will be addressed.

The PRESIDENT: The Hon. Ms Franks.

The Hon. T.A. FRANKS: A further point of order: in my question I actually outlined that the minister was responsible for the Safe Water Drinking Act. I brought that to his attention, and in his answer he said to me that he wasn't responsible. It had nothing do with the Hon. Ian Hunter's question whatsoever.

The PRESIDENT: The minister has given an undertaking that he is going to seek clarification and come back and report to the house.

Members interjecting:

The PRESIDENT: Can the honourable members on the opposition benches please not give a commentary while seated. The Hon. Mr Hanson.

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