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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2962 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 May 2020 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Premier
Minister responding: Hon M. McGowan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

I refer to your announcement last week that the State Government will look to incentivise eastern states FIFO workers to reside permanently in Western Australia, and I ask the Minister to please table any correspondence and the dates of any meetings that have occurred to date relating to the FIFO program between your office and the following Western Australian stakeholders:
(a) Chamber of Minerals and Energy

(b) Housing Industry Association;
(c) Minister for Regional Development;
(d) any mining and resourcing companies; and; and
(e) any local Government organisations?

Answered on 24 June 2020

Answer as at 20 May 2020.

(a) The Premier hosted a meeting on 7 May which included representatives from the Chamber of Minister and Energy.

(b) The Premier has spoken on more than one occasion with the Executive Director of the Housing Industry Asscociation.

(c) The Premier meets regularly with the Minsiter for Regional Development. This initiative has been discussed on more than one occassion.

(d) The Premier hosted a meeting on 7 May which included representatives from mining and resource companies.

(e) Not applicable.