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Inquiry into Private Property Rights


Inquiry status:Current
Date commenced:12 Jun 2019
Tabling date:12 Mar 2020
Deadline for submissions:31 Jul 2019
Committee:Public Administration Committee
House:Legislative Council
Important Information:
Terms of Reference:That the House —
    (a) recognises the fundamental proprietary right of private property ownership that underpins the social and economic security of the community;
    (b) recognises the threat to the probity of the Torrens title system, which guarantees disclosure, and re-establishes the necessity for registration of all encumbrances that affect land including environmentally sensitive areas, bushfire-prone areas and implied easements for Western Power that currently sit behind the certificate of title;
    (c) recognises the property rights of government-issued licenses and authorities including commercial fishing;
    (d) asserts that fair and reasonable compensation must be paid to the owner of private property if the value of the property is diminished by a government encumbrance or resumption in order to derive a public benefit; and
    (e) directs the Standing Committee on Public Administration to conduct an inquiry into the matters described above - with them as its terms of reference - and to report to the House within nine months of the date of the referral.

Submission Number Submitting person/organisation
1Shire of Chapman Valley received on 2 Jul 2019
2Lawrie Bugeja received on 4 Jul 2019
3Lee Pritchard received on 7 Jul 2019
4Neville Hills dated 11 Jul 2019
5Ivan Yujnovich received on 16 Jul 2019
6WAFarmers received on 18 Jul 2019
7Terrence Ealing received on 18 Jul 2019
8Mark Wells dated 8 Jul 2019
9Shire of Gingin dated 23 Jul 2019
10WA Land Compensation received on 23 Jul 2019
11Gingin Private Property Rights Group received on 24 Jul 2019
12Kay and Bryon Micke dated 24 Jul 2019
13Western Rock Lobster Council dated 24 Jul 2019
14Gil Waller received on 24 Jul 2019
16The Law Society of Western Australia dated 25 Jul 2019
18Steve Milton dated 18 Jul 2019
19REIWA dated 26 Jul 2019
20Garry Middle dated 26 Jul 2019
21Bruce Cockman received on 28 Jul 2019
22Margaret de Haer received on 28 Jul 2019
23Wayne Gowland received on 28 Jul 2019
24Commercial Egg Producers Association received on 28 Jul 2019
25S Mead received on 28 Jul 2019
26West Coast Abalone Association received on 29 Jul 2019
27Lan Cheng Ng received on 29 Jul 2019
28RaboBank Australia dated 29 Jul 2019
29Bernie Masters received on 29 Jul 2019
30Raymond Yukich received on 30 Jul 2019
31Linda Williams received on 30 Jul 2019
32WA Property Rights Association received on 30 Jul 2019
33David Wren received on 30 Jul 2019
34Robert White received on 30 Jul 2019
35BSteve Chamarette received on 30 Jul 2019
35ACombined Zone C Association received on 30 Jul 2019
36Plus Your Settlements received on 30 Jul 2019
37John Horwood received on 30 Jul 2019
38Geraldton Fishermen's Co-Operative received on 30 Jul 2019
39Leschenault Fisheries received on 30 Jul 2019
40Peter Ingall received on 30 Jul 2019
41Andy Murphy received on 30 Jul 2019
42David Gooch received on 30 Jul 2019
43Joondalup Urban Development Association received on 30 Jul 2019
44John Horsley received on 30 Jul 2019
45Jenny Le-Fevre received on 30 Jul 2019
47Lorraine Finlay received on 31 Jul 2019
48Peter Swift received on 31 Jul 2019
49Patricia West received on 31 Jul 2019
50City of Wanneroo received on 31 Jul 2019
51Mark Bombara received on 31 Jul 2019
52Alan, Peta and Shane Miles received on 31 Jul 2019
53Australian Institute of Conveyancers received on 31 Jul 2019
54Department of Fire and Emergency Services received on 31 Jul 2019
55WA Fishing Industry Council received on 31 Jul 2019
56Fishing Families WA received on 31 Jul 2019
57Seafood Industry Australia received on 31 Jul 2019
58Taryn Miller received on 31 Jul 2019
59Don Robertson received on 31 Jul 2019
60Hon Rick Mazza MLC received on 31 Jul 2019
61Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA received on 31 Jul 2019
62Roger King received on 31 Jul 2019
63Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety received on 31 Jul 2019
64Water Corporation received on 31 Jul 2019
65Pearl Producers Association received on 31 Jul 2019
66Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions received on 31 Jul 2019
67Susan Downs and Francis Trichet received on 31 Jul 2019
68Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development received on 31 Jul 2019
69Landgate received on 31 Jul 2019
70Western Power received on 31 Jul 2019
71Fishing Industry Women’s Association of WA received on 31 Jul 2019
72Recfishwest received on 31 Jul 2019
73BGlen McLeod Legal received on 31 Jul 2019
73AMurray Delta Residents and Ratepayers Association received on 31 Jul 2019
74Trevor and Lawrence Prestage received on 31 Jul 2019
75Gail and David Guthrie received on 31 Jul 2019
76Mark Ainsworth received on 31 Jul 2019
78Sandra Dennett received on 31 Jul 2019
79Ray and Ann Forma received on 31 Jul 2019
80Michael Dighton received on 31 Jul 2019
81Beryl Crane received on 31 Jul 2019
82Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale received on 31 Jul 2019
83Kenneth John O’Dea received on 31 Jul 2019
84Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage received on 1 Aug 2019
85Dr Rupert Johnson received on 9 Aug 2019
Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice:
• Related Document: Email from Tim Houwling, Director, Cornerstone Legal
• Related Document: Letter from Guy Chalkley, Managing Director, Western Power
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Mark McGowan MLA, Premier
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Minister for Lands
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Water; Fisheries
• Related Document: Letter from Hon John Quigley MLA, Attorney General, Minister for Commerce
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Paul Papalia MLA, Minister for Small Business
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Fran Logan MLA, Minister for Emergency Services; Corrective Services
• Related Document: Letter from Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Mick Murray MLA, Minister for Seniors and Ageing; Volunteering; Sport and Recreation
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Peter Tinley MLA, Minister for Housing
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Simone McGurk MLA, Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
• Related Document: Email from Mary Woodford, General Manager – Advocacy, Law Society of Western Australia
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Michelle Roberts MLA, Minister for Police; Road Safety
• Related Document: Letter from Guy Chalkley, Managing Director, Western Power
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC, Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Transport; Planning
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for Environment
• Related Document: Email from Suzanne Thompson, Vice President, Joondalup Urban Development Association, providing further informing following the hearing of 16/10/19
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Dave Kelly MLA, Minister for Water; Fisheries; Forestry; Innovation and ICT; Science
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Roger Cook MLA, Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Rita Saffioti MLA, Minister for Transport; Planning
• Related Document: Email from Peter Swift, providing further informing following the hearing of 21/10/19
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Bill Johnston MLA, Minister for Mines and Petroleum; Energy; Industrial Relations
• Related Document: Email from David Wren, WA Water Users Coalition, providing further information following the hearing of 30/10/19
• Related Document: Email from Susan Downs, providing further informing following the hearing of 16/10/19
• Related Document: Letter from Hon Ben Wyatt MLA, Minister for Lands
• Related Document: Letter from John Horwood, providing supplementary information following the hearing of 30/10/19
• Related Document: Email from Dr Peter Rogers, Western Rock Lobster Council, attaching further information following the hearing of 28/10/19
Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

DateTimeVenueOrganisationWitnessBroadcastTranscript
16 Oct 201910:00 AMIvan Yujnovich, Robert White, Susan Downs and Francis Trichet, Joondalup Urban Development Association, Murray Delta Residents and Ratepayers Association
21 Oct 201901:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficePastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia
21 Oct 201902:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeShire of Gingin, Murray Nixon, Byron and Kay Micke, Peter Swift
28 Oct 201901:45 PMLegislative Assembly Committee OfficeWestern Rock Lobster Council, West Coast Abalone Divers, John Horwood, WA Fishing Industry Council, Pearl Producers Association
30 Oct 201910:00 AMWestern Australian Water Users Coalition
30 Oct 201910:50 AMWayne Gowland
18 Nov 201901:45 PMGlen McLeod Legal
18 Nov 201902:15 PMCornerstone Legal
Videos:
Related Transcripts of Evidence:
Evidence by.. Ivan Yujnovich, Robert White, Susan Downs and Francis Trichet, Joondalup Urban Development Association, Murray Delta Residents and Ratepayers Association on 16 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Shire of Gingin, Murray Nixon, Byron and Kay Micke, Peter Swift on 21 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia on 21 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Western Rock Lobster Council, WA Fishing Industry Council, Pearl Producers Association on 28 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. West Coast Abalone Divers, John Horwood on 28 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Western Australian Water Users Coalition on 30 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Wayne Gowland on 30 Oct 2019
Evidence by.. Glen McLeod on 18 Nov 2019
Evidence by.. Tim Houweling on 18 Nov 2019
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