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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 259 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 June 2017 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 21 June 2017

      259. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the previous government's complete and utter failure to take any meaningful action to address climate change, one of the most important issues of our time.
      (1) How many full-time equivalent staff within any state government department are currently dedicated to addressing the issue of climate change?
      (2) What are the titles and classifications of these staff and for which government departments do they work?
(3) Will the government commit to creating a climate change ministerial portfolio?
(4) Will the government commit to establishing a climate change department?
(5) If no to (3) and (4), why not?
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. Unfortunately, it is not possible to provide the information in the time available and I request that the member place the question on notice. He requires a whole-of-government response, so I will make sure that we get him a whole-of-government answer.