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Notice given 25 May 2009

*1598  Senator Cormann: To ask the Minister for Climate Change and Water—

(1) (a) Since November 2007, which peak industry associations representing the gold industry have met the Minister, her office or the department to discuss the Government’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; and (b) for each meeting, on what date was the meeting held and who were the attendees.

(2) Has the Minister, her office or the department met with the Gold Forum, established by the Minerals Council of Australia, to discuss the emissions-intensive trade-exposed definitions under the proposed Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme; if so, for each meeting, on what date was the meeting held and who were the attendees.

(3) When will the department commence the gold industry activity definitions workshop (ADW) in relation to sectoral activities definition under the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme.

 

 (4) How did the Minister determine priorities when scheduling ADW’s.

(5) Given the gold industry’s place as Australia’s third largest export earner for the 2008-09 financial year, did the Minister take into account the relative value of industry when failing to prioritise for an ADW.