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Question Without Notice No. 114 asked in the Legislative Council on 21 February 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

CLIMATE CHANGE — AGRICULTURAL GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS

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

I refer to the member for Maylands' recent statement that red meat production generates higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions than plant-based alternatives, and the Premier's response, reported in The West Australian, that he did not share Ms Baker's views about the sustainability of meat.

(1) Does the Premier believe that, contrary to peer-reviewed science, emissions from agriculture are not a significant contributor to climate change?

(2) Could the Premier please table any reports or advice he has received that has led him to form this opinion?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

On behalf of the Leader of the House, I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

I am unable to answer this question under standing order 105(b).