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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 484 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 May 2022 by Hon Steve Martin

Minister responding: Hon D.J. Kelly
Parliament: 41 Session: 1

Answered on 19 May 2022

FORESTRY INDUSTRY — SUPPORT

484. Hon STEVE MARTIN to the minister representing the Minister for Forestry:

I refer to the recent announcement of the much-needed additional $30 million funding for the just transition plan.

(1) Did the government prepare a business case to determine the amount of additional funding required for the just transition plan; and —

(a) if yes, will the government table the business case; and

(b) if not, why not?

(2) Did the government use any other method of determining the amount of additional funding required for the just transition plan; and —

(a) if yes, will the government please table the information used; and

(b) if not, why not?

Hon DARREN WEST replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. On behalf of the minister representing the Minister for Forestry, I provide the following answer.

(1)–(2) Following consultation with stakeholders and a review of similar support programs that have been made available to industries as they transition, the McGowan government announced a further $30 million for the just transition plan on 13 May 2022.