CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY —
181. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to today's date,
three years exactly since WA Labor was voted into government.
that the 2017 WA Labor election platform explicitly states ''WA Labor
supports the need for Western Australia to develop strong mitigation and adaptation plans to deal with the
consequences of climate change'', will the Premier please explain
why it has taken more than three years for this government to create and
implement a comprehensive climate policy despite climate change action being a priority
of this government?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
Development of the state climate
policy has involved considerable research, analysis and public consultation.
The ''Climate Change in Western Australia''
issues paper was released late last year for public consultation and generated
significant community and stakeholder interest. Almost 4 000 submissions were
received and these submissions are being considered in detail. The state
climate policy will be released later this year.