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Question Without Notice No. 714 asked in the Legislative Council on 29 August 2018 by Hon Robin Scott

Minister responding: Hon M. McGowan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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JOBS — LNG PROJECTS

714. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the minister representing the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade:

In answering question without notice 698 on Tuesday, 28 August 2018, the minister confirmed that Western Australia's Agent General in London has been instructed to persuade multinational engineering companies to make Perth their southern headquarters, and stated that the government expects both metropolitan and regional Western Australia to benefit from this initiative from the McGowan Labor government. Will the minister explain why the decision has been made to persuade international engineering and logistics companies to set up in Perth instead of encouraging those companies to establish their Southern Hemisphere headquarters in Broome, Port Hedland or Karratha?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question.

The Premier supports any company establishing their Southern Hemisphere headquarters in the Pilbara or the Kimberley.