Mr WHETSTONE (Chaffey) (14:59): My question is to the Minister for Trade and Investment. What is the government doing to address export delays as a result of the DP World cyber attacks? With your leave, sir, and that of the house, I will explain.
Mr WHETSTONE: On Friday, Australia's largest ports exporter, DP World, suffered a cyber attack that saw them offline for four days resulting in major delays, with some exporters having some 300 containers stuck in port and others being told no cargo would be accepted for a further two weeks.
The Hon. N.D. CHAMPION (Taylor—Minister for Trade and Investment, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, Minister for Planning) (14:59): I haven't received a briefing from my department that there's any role the state government can play. This is an issue that is very serious and it's being addressed by the national government. The minister for cybersecurity—I forget her exact title—Clare O'Neil, and the national parliament, has made a number of statements about assisting DP World about overcoming this cyber attack and about returning normalcy to our ports. But clearly it is a national issue. I will seek a briefing from my department and I will brief the opposition as well.