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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 109 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 February 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on


109. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the minister representing the Minister for Energy:

I am asking this question on behalf of Hon Peter Collier who is away on urgent parliamentary business. I refer to Synergy's coal contract with Premier Coal.

(1) How many tonnes of coal did Synergy take from Premier Coal for each of the years 2013–14, 2014–15, 2015–16, 2016–17 and 2017–18?

(2) How much coal has Synergy taken in the current financial year?

(3) What is the forecast tonnage of coal that Synergy expects to take from Premier Coal for each of the years 2019–20, 2020–21 and 2021–22?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided to me by the Minister for Energy.

(1)–(3) Synergy has advised that the information sought is commercially sensitive information that Synergy is required to keep confidential under the provisions of its coal supply agreement with Premier Coal. However, Synergy has previously provided information to the member for Bateman that, in large part, addresses the questions asked. I refer the member to supplementary information A24 provided to the member for Bateman following the Legislative Assembly estimates hearing of 23 May 2018. It was inadvertently not attached to this document; however, my office has sourced that information and I will table it now.

[See paper 2431.]