226. Hon JACQUI BOYDELL to the Minister for Regional
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
(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?
ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
I thank the member for the question.
course we are going through normal budget processes, and we do not intend to
rule things in and out on a daily basis.