Skip to main content
Toggle Button For website navigation bar
The Legislative Assembly meets today (09:00 AM)
Sitting Today (09:00 AM)
The Legislative Council meets today (10:00 AM)
Sitting Today (10:00 AM)
Legislation Committee meet on 30/09/2020 (10:15 AM)
Sitting Today (10:15 AM)
Search this website
Bills (proposed laws)
WA Acts and Regulations (current Laws)
Parliamentary Questions and Answers
Order of Business
Watch and listen
Scrutiny of finances
Find your MP
Members of the Legislative Council (Upper House)
President and Office Holders
Upper House Seating Plan
Members of the Legislative Assembly (Lower House)
Speaker and Office Holders
Lower House Seating Plan
What Members do
Ministers and Shadow Ministers
Find a Former MP
Legislative Council (Upper House)
Legislative Assembly (Lower House)
Find Your MP
Find out what was said in Parliament
Watch and listen
What Parliament does
Make a submission
Contact a member
Vote in an election
Parliamentary Friendship Groups
Former Members Association
Visit and Learn
Plan your visit
Educators and students
Learn how Parliament works
History, house and grounds
Events and exhibitions
Art in Parliament
asked in the
22 August 2017
Hon Robin Scott
Hon R. Saffioti
Hon ROBIN SCOTT
to the minister representing the Minister for Transport:
I ask my question with the knowledge that the minister is certain to support the goal of cheaper airfares for Western Australians.
(1) Does the minister agree that greater competition and lower airfares are likely to result from international airlines flying new routes such as Singapore–Broome–Kalgoorlie–Adelaide, Hong Kong–Karratha–Kalgoorlie–Melbourne or Denpasar–Karratha–Perth?
(2) What action is the minister taking, or will take, to persuade the federal government to give Kalgoorlie–Boulder Airport full status as an international airport?
What action is the minister taking, or will take, to persuade the federal government to give Karratha Airport
full status as an international airport?
Will the minister ensure that Kalgoorlie–Boulder Airport rather than Cunderdin Airport will be considered as the official alternative airport for Perth?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. The following information has been provided by the Minister for Transport.
(1)–(4) The Economics and Industry Standing Committee is investigating regional airfares. I support its work in this effort and look forward to its recommendations. I do not intend to fuel speculation about airfares and potential routes at this time.
Using this website
Acknowledgement of Country
The Parliament of Western Australia is honoured to be situated on the ancestral lands of the Whadjuk Noongar people. The Parliament acknowledges the First Australians as the traditional owners of the lands we represent and pays respects to their Elders both past and present.