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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 478 asked in the Legislative Council on 14 May 2019 by Hon Alison Xamon

Minister responding: Hon R.H. Cook
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 14 May 2019


478. Hon ALISON XAMON to the parliamentary secretary representing the Minister for Health:

I refer to the inquiry into the impact of climate change on health in WA.

(1) Is the impact on mental health a part of the remit of this inquiry?

(2) If no to (1), why not?

(3) Have the terms of reference been developed?

(4) If yes to (3), please table them.

(5) Which stakeholders will be consulted during the inquiry?


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

(1) The inquiry will look at the implications of climate change for health and evaluate the likely benefits—health and wellbeing, social and economic—arising from climate change mitigation strategies. It will therefore include mental as well as physical health.

(2) Not applicable.

(3) Yes.

(4) I table the attached document.

[See paper 2684.]

(5) The inquiry commenced on 30 April 2019, and the process of stakeholder consultation will be announced in due course.