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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 316 asked in the Legislative Council on 24 August 2017 by Hon Robin Scott

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum
Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

With reference to all applications for exemptions lodged under the Mining Act 1978 with the Department for Mines and Petroleum within the last 12 months, will the Minister advise the total financial amount of exemptions applied for, and granted for each of the specific tenements, which have had exemptions refused:

(a) the specific tenement number;
(b) the reasons why the exemption was refused; and
(c) the outcome, including the amount of a fine, if any, or possible forfeiture?
Answered on 12 October 2017

(a) Collation of this information would require considerable research that would divert staff from their statutory and delegated duties and I am not prepared to allocate the State’s resources to provide a response. If the Member has a specific inquiry regarding a particular tenement I will endeavour to provide a reply.

(b) Applications for exemption are refused when they do not provide sufficient information to support the granting of exemption for a reason set out in section 102(2) or 102(3) of the Mining Act 1978.

(c) Refer to answer (a)