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Wednesday, 22 August 2012
Page: 6116


Senator JACINTA COLLINS (VictoriaManager of Government Business in the Senate and Parliamentary Secretary for School Education and Workplace Relations) (15:36): Mr Deputy President, I seek leave to make a brief statement.

The DEPUTY PRESIDENT: Leave is granted for one minute.

Senator JACINTA COLLINS: Mr Burke will not be in a position to make a decision on whether or not to endorse the precinct plan until the Western Australian government has finalised its strategic assessment documents to meet the terms of the strategic assessment agreement focusing on potential impacts to matters of national environmental significance.

The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority has finalised its draft recommendation report with draft approval conditions and completed a two-week public appeals period. The Western Australian Office of the Appeals Convenor is considering appeals received before providing a report to the Western Australian environment minister for final decision.