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Question Without Notice No. 226 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 April 2018 by Hon Jacqui Boydell

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 10 April 2018

EXPLORATION INCENTIVE SCHEME

226. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Regional Development:

I refer to an article in The West Australian of 7 April entitled ''Miners fight for drill money'', highlighting that the government intends to slash the exploration incentive scheme.

(1) Will the minister rule out cutting existing funding for the exploration incentive scheme?

(2) Will the minister extend the scheme past its 2018–19 expiry date in the last budget?

Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:

I thank the member for the question.

(1)–(2) Of course we are going through normal budget processes, and we do not intend to rule things in and out on a daily basis.