DOYLES CREEK TRAINING MINE
The Hon. DUNCAN GAY:
My question is directed to the Minister for Planning. Does the Minister recall that in his answer to my question about the Doyles Creek mine probity review during the last sitting, he said:
There has been an independent report and we have said we will implement all its recommendations. I will have a look at that report and take advice from the department.
Given it has been more than a month, has the Minister looked at the report and has he made any decision as to whether he will reject this mining licence? Is the Minister also aware that according to a recent Goldman Sachs report into NuCoal Resources, the company now has a target potential of 500 million to 600 million tonnes? Given that this was originally proposed as a training mine and given the previous recommendation from the Department of Primary Industries to reject the training mine proposal, what action will the Minister take?
The Hon. TONY KELLY:
I thank the honourable member for his question. I can advise that as yet the department has not given me any advice or a report on that matter. I will seek further information.