SINO IRON PROJECT —
MINE CONTINUATION PROPOSALS — KARRATHA
1316. Hon ROBIN SCOTT to the Leader of the House representing
(1) Will the
Premier confirm the accuracy or otherwise of a report in The West Australian
of Friday, 13 November, which stated —
� Premier Mark McGowan threatened to
intervene in the long-running stoush between —
Clive Palmer —
� and his estranged Chinese business
partner in a bid to protect workers at one of WA's biggest iron ore
(2) Will the
Premier confirm that maximum caution will be exercised in any consideration of
amending the Iron Ore Processing (Mineralogy Pty. Ltd.) Agreement Act 2002?
(3) Has the
Premier's office received any request or requests from Mineralogy Pty
Ltd to meet or to discuss prospective changes to the state agreement; and, if
so, will the Premier table such requests and the replies?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
refer the member to comments made by the Premier in the other place on
Thursday, 29 November 2018, and I table a copy of the Hansard
[See paper 2304.]
(3) Yes, the Premier has received requests to meet
with Mineralogy Pty Ltd. To date, a suitable meeting time has not been found. A
meeting was agreed on, in March 2018, between Mineralogy Pty Ltd and the
Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation. However, this meeting was
cancelled at Mr Palmer's request.