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Question On Notice No. 2555 asked in the Legislative Council on 15 October 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Question Directed to the: Minister for Environment
Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to stakeholder consultation undertaken in the development of the State Government’s Greenhouse Gas Policy, and I ask:
(a) will the Minister please table details of any communication, including correspondence, emails, letters, phone calls, briefing notes, diary appointments, meeting minutes, meeting dates and records of attendance regarding the Greenhouse Gas Policy with the following organisations:
(i) Conservation Council of Western Australia;
(ii) World Wildlife Fund;
(iii) Environmental Consultants Association; and
(iv) Environmental Defenders Office?

Answered on 20 November 2019

(a)(i) - (iv) The Premier responded with decisive leadership to the call for certainty from WA industry after the release of the, now withdrawn, EPA Guidelines on Greenhouse Gas Emissions. He tasked the Minister for Energy and myself with initial consultations to develop a state emissions policy. There was engagement with a range of stakeholders to discuss the parameters of this policy inclusive of the Conservation Council of Western Australia.