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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 396 asked in the Legislative Council on 16 August 2017 by Hon Robin Scott

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

      396. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for Mines and Petroleum:
      (1) Is the minister aware of persistent rumours to the effect that the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety office in Norseman will shortly be closed?
(2) Will the minister reassure this chamber that the Norseman office will still be open in three years?
      (3) Will the minister reassure this chamber that the hardworking prospectors and small miners of this state will continue to have the option of lodging applications and all other documents at the offices of Mining Wardens and not be forced to conduct all transactions online?
      (4) Will the minister further give the assurance that the residents of remote areas will continue to have the right to register births, deaths and marriages at mines department offices?
I apologise to the member. I have not seen the answer to that question come through. But I will now ask —
Hon Nick Goiran: You need a chief of staff to help you!
The PRESIDENT: Order! The minister is responding.
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN: I do not understand why the member would have a problem with advertising a vacancy. I know that the member would not do it and that the gene pool is pretty shallow on his side!
I apologise to the member. I have not seen the question and I ask that perhaps staff can check what happened to it.