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Tuesday, 2 February 2016
Page: 178

Bureau of Meteorology Services

(Question No. 1587)

Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Minister for Resources, Energy and Northern Australia, in writing, on 12 October 2015:

Has he taken steps to ensure that there has been or will be the establishment of a research and development program, preferably within the CSIRO, to (a) evaluate the absolute cost and cost effectiveness of various geomagnetically induced currents protective measures, and (b) disseminate the results as information updates into an ongoing dialogue among various stakeholders in the electric power community; if not, why not.

Mr Frydenberg: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The tabled response to Questions in Writing No. 1583 answers this question.