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Question Without Notice No. 622 asked in the Legislative Council on 17 June 2020 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon W.J. Johnston
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 17 June 2020

MINING TENEMENTS — ANNUAL RENTS

622. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:

I refer to the annual rents that the government imposes on mining tenements each financial year.

(1) Has the government increased the annual rents on mining tenements for the 2020–21 financial year; and, if so, by how much has the rent increased?

(2) If not, how will the annual rent for mining tenements change in the financial year 2020–21 compared with the previous financial year?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Mines and Petroleum.

(1) No.

(2) Executive Council has not approved increased rents on mining tenements for 2020–21. However, the usual practice is to increase annual rents in line with the CPI increase of the previous year.