Dr MEHREEN FARUQI (15:09): I direct my question to the Minister for Resources, Minister for
Energy and Utilities, Minister for the Arts, and Vice-President of the Executive Council, representing the Minister
for the Environment. Given the article in the March 2017 edition of the World Coal magazine stating that the
environmental effects of coal are well known, that fugitive dust and contaminated runoff negatively affect
surrounding communities, vegetation and wildlife, and that environmental regulations across the globe covering
existing stockpiles are and will soon be a requirement, will the Government finally commit to covering coal
stockpiles and coal wagons?
The Hon. DON HARWIN (Minister for Resources, Minister for Energy and Utilities, and Minister
for the Arts) (15:09): I thank the honourable member for her question. Obviously in very large part that also
affects the portfolio of my colleague the Hon. Gabrielle Upton, the Minister for the Environment. I would like her
input to ensure that the honourable member gets a complete answer to her important question.