Northern Economic Plan – Supplementary

The Hon. A.L. McLACHLAN ( 14:43 :30 ): I have a supplementary question. Will the department be collecting data from the small businesses so that it can measure the extent to which the government’s initiatives are working?

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) ( 14:43 :40 ): I am happy to take the honourable member’s question on notice. Actually, I think I can answer. I know the State Procurement Board does collect some data on the value of goods and services contracted when South Australian contracts are let. If we can measure this over a period of time, I will bring back any change in the measurement for the honourable member in due course if there has been an effect.

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