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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 277 asked in the Legislative Council on 12 April 2018 by Hon Tim Clifford

Minister responding: Hon S.N. Dawson
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 12 April 2018


277. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for Environment:

I refer to the document available on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's website titled ''Adapting to our changing climate''.

(1) Does the minister consider that this 2012 publication developed under the previous government adequately reflects the current government's approach to addressing climate change?

(2) Does the minister intend to publish an updated strategic document in relation to climate change; and, if so, when?


I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) The McGowan government is carefully considering its policy position on this important issue. We acknowledge the role of the commonwealth government in leading on national climate policy. We also acknowledge the responsibility of governments at all levels, industry, businesses and the community to consider the effects of climate change when planning for the future.