CLIMATE CHANGE — POLICY
277. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Minister for
I refer to the
document available on the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's
website titled ''Adapting to our changing climate''.
Does the minister consider that this 2012 publication developed under the
previous government adequately reflects the current government's
approach to addressing climate change?
Does the minister intend to publish an updated strategic document in relation
to climate change; and, if so, when?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the
honourable member for some notice of the question.
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.