Waste Water Allocations

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 15:17 ): I have a supplementary question. Did the consultation that the minister refers to include the industry organisations that represent the various commodities that are already grown in that region to seek their indication of the potential for the use of that water?

The Hon. I.K. HUNTER (Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, Minister for Water and the River Murray, Minister for Climate Change) ( 15:18 ): I can only assume that the consultations were widespread but I can check on that for the Hon. Mr Dawkins. However, again, it was a public expression of interest process. How can I not make it clearer to members opposite? It was a public process: come in and give us your proposals. Whose responsibility is it then? The honourable member opposite is saying, 'Have you gone and spoken to this person, have you gone and spoken to that person?' It is their responsibility to put up projects to be analysed and tested against the others through this EOI process. That is the proper way forward. I am incredibly surprised that members of the Liberal Party would be suggesting some alternative method.