BARLEY EXPORTS —
463. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Leader of the House
representing the Premier:
I refer to the response to China's
imposition of tariffs on Western Australian barley.
(1) Does the
Premier now regret not taking a stronger stance against the bullying tactics
and language used by China in the preceding weeks?
(2) Has the
Premier asked for advice from his billionaire mining mates on how to deal with
China's decision to impose a nearly 80 per cent tariff on Western Australian
(3) Does the Premier plan to respond to China's
imposition overnight of punitive tariffs on Western Australian barley
The PRESIDENT: Leader of the
House, I think Hon Colin Tincknell might be seeking an opinion in the middle of
Yes. Anyway, I thank the honourable
member for some notice of the question.
(1) The Premier
has urged the federal government to deal with this issue and has reached out
personally to the Prime Minister, offering his help.
(2) In reference
to ''billionaire mining friends'', it is unclear to whom the
honourable member is referring.
(3) The Premier
expects the federal government to respond swiftly to the issue of tariffs on