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Question Without Notice No. 183 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 March 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 14 March 2019

CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY — ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AUTHORITY

183. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

I understand that the government held meetings today with major fossil fuel corporations regarding the Environmental Protection Authority's climate change policy, which sets out methods to create transparency and accountability for greenhouse gas emissions that are generated by industry. The Premier yesterday informed me that the Minister for Environment would be leading consultations and engagement with conservation groups as well as the broader resources sector.

(1) Will meetings be arranged with conservation groups in an urgent fashion, as have the meetings with the resources sector?

(2) Will the Premier be attending and addressing the schoolkids' strike tomorrow to provide an explanation about his negative response to the state's independent Environmental Protection Authority's climate change policy?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) As per its media release today, the Environmental Protection Authority will be undertaking further consultation with industry and stakeholders.

(2) The Premier was not invited to address the event.