Reservoirs

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS (15:02): Supplementary question: will the minister provide updated information on what SA Water will do to facilitate the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the completion of the South Para reservoir at the site next year and particularly, as the minister indicated earlier in the year, to highlight the history of the workforce, which predominantly came from overseas?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) (15:02): It is a very long bow to draw that supplementary question from a response to a question from the Hon. Michelle Lensink about the government costing for them the Liberal Party's potential policies, which she asked over a year ago. Clearly, they have no idea about what the cost would be. Clearly, they went ahead anyway without doing any basic research.

This book that I referred to that Professor Bursill commented on must be available through a Google search, but did the Liberals do it? Did they do it? No, or if they did, did they ignore the expert advice of the scientists active in water safety from around the world, and still went ahead with their reckless decision to actually put in jeopardy safe drinking water supplies? It is incredible, but it seems that's exactly what they have done.