Question Time: Hills Ltd. Partnership

Wednesday 10 February, 2016

Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 15:47 :57 ): My question is to the Minister for State Development. In relation to the government's three-year jointly funded $5 million partnership with Hills Limited, can the minister confirm to the house that Hills has pulled out of the partnership?

The Hon. A. KOUTSANTONIS ( West TorrensTreasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Minister for Small Business) (15:48:03): I will get a detailed response for the member.

Mr TARZIA ( Hartley ) ( 15:48 :10 ): I have a supplementary question: how many job losses will result as a consequence of Hills pulling out of the partnership?

The Hon. A. KOUTSANTONIS ( West TorrensTreasurer, Minister for Finance, Minister for State Development, Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy, Minister for Small Business) (15:48:20): That presupposes that they have. I will go back and get a detailed briefing for the member and get a response back to the house.

Mr TARZIA: With the leave of the house, I might point out a credible source in The Advertiseron 6 February.

The SPEAKER: No, the member for Hartley will not do so, and will be seated forthwith.