Ausbiotech Conference – Supplementary

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN (14:51): Supplementary question: minister, you mentioned export markets. Which is our largest export market for this industry sector in South Australia?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Employment, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Reconciliation, Minister for Manufacturing and Innovation, Minister for Automotive Transformation, Minister for Science and Information Economy) (14:51): I thank the honourable member for his questions. I do not have the granulation on where various exports go. I am very happy to take it on notice and bring back an answer for the honourable member, who is very interested in and asks sensible questions about this area. I know that there is great potential in some of our developing nations around Australia. In this part of the world we are seeing increasing prosperity in some of the countries that are close to us, who are reasonably expecting to live longer and more comfortable lives, which provides a great opportunity for South Australian exports.

In terms of where in the last financial year those exports were from the $250 million export market, I am happy to get officials to see whether that data can be broken down and bring back an answer for the honourable member. If it is already publicly available, which I suspect it is, I will point him in the direction so that he may continue to conduct his own research into these matters.

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