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Northern Economic Plan

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 15:29 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Employment a question.

Leave granted.

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN: On 9 February this year, the minister outlined to the chamber details of the government’s Northern Economic Plan. Part of the minister’s explanation stated that a new disability employment hub will create 6,300 jobs statewide, and approximately 1,700 of these will be in Adelaide’s northern suburbs. Can the minister outline to the chamber the methodology that was applied to calculate these forecast figures?

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) ( 15:30 ): I thank the honourable member for his question. It is not directly in my area, but I am more than happy to go and ask the experts in this area who are looking at what will be needed to fully implement the NDIS, and bring back a reply about what methodology they use to come up with these figures.

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