Senate debates

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Questions without Notice


2:56 pm

Photo of Simon BirminghamSimon Birmingham (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Finance) Share this | Hansard source

I do not accept the premise of that question at all. I just went through a number of the areas of investment for South Australia. In terms of generating further wealth for regional communities in South Australia, you need only look, for example, at one of our major manufacturing investments that we have announced and made. The new investment in plant protein will ensure that South Australian grain and legume producers have the opportunity not just to be exporters of their grains or legumes to the world but to benefit from value adding and to have a manufacturing industry that invests in higher-value products, generating more for our farmers and our regional communities. It's not just that investment in roads and other infrastructure; it is, of course, also that creation of new industries across SA which are making sure it will be stronger into the future.


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