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30 November, 2012
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Hon MAX TRENORDEN: […] When I listen to the negative talk about the mining industry, I hear that we are digging up and shipping out our resources too quickly—what about the future? That is a fair argument. What is right or wrong is not the question; it is a fair argument. The question is about having a future fund to do that. But royalties for regions is the real reason that we have the future fund. In this year’s budget—I will not duck that issue as a National—I am still a card-carrying National Party member at this time —

Hon Ken Travers: Are you still arguing about whether you’re going to hand it back or they’re going to take it off you?

Hon MAX TRENORDEN: I am not sure where my card is!

Hon Simon O’Brien: That is why this question needs to be resolved quickly!

Subject: Western Australian Future Fund Bill 2012 [Legislative Council – Committee]

Date: 14 November 2012

Hansard reference: pp. 8535-8536 [online (pdf)]

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