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Whyalla Property Values

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY ( 14:45 ): I seek leave to make a brief explanation before asking the Minister for Employment, representing the Treasurer, questions regarding property values in Whyalla.

Leave granted.

The Hon. J.A. DARLEY: In The Advertiser today, it was reported that there are 800 houses for sale in Whyalla and that 700 small businesses have closed. Can the minister advise precisely what action is being taken by the Valuer-General to adjust the valuations of these homes and business premises in line with current market value so that they are not punished by excessive rates and taxes?

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) ( 14:46 ): I thank the honourable member for his question and his deep interest and knowledge in this area. I will pass those questions to the Treasurer in the other place and bring back a reply for him.