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Inquiry Name:

Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia

Date Commenced:08 Aug 2013
Date Ended:01 Apr 2014
Inquiry Status:Past

Committee Name:

Public Administration Committee

House:Legislative Council

Members Conducting Inquiry
Members:Ms Elizabeth (Liz) Lloyd Behjat MLC
Hon. Darren Legh West MLC
Hon. Nigel Charles Hallett MLC
Hon. Jacqui Ellen Boydell MLC
Ms Amber-Jade Sanderson MLA


Media Statements:

08/08/2013
10/01/2013
10/18/2013
Staff Members: Dr Julia Lawrinson, BA (Hons), PhD (Advisory Officer)
Mesiti Lauren

Contact Details

Phone No:(08) 9222 7376
Fax No:(08) 9222 7805
Postal Address:
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Terms of Reference:Inquiry into pastoral leases granted to the pastoral industry in Western Australia and, in particular;

a) management of the increase in the number of stock and environmental damage on pastoral land;
b) the adequacy of security of land tenure;
c) procedures for granting or renewing pastoral leases;
d) the proposed pastoral lease 2015; and
e) any other matter

Important Information


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Unless a venue is specified, hearings are held at the
Legislative Council Committee Rooms Ground Floor, 18-32 Parliament Place, West Perth

Hearing Dates:

Date

Time

Venue

Organisation

Witnesses

Broadcasted In

Pub/Priv

11/04/201309:30 AMKalgoorlie Council BuildingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizen, Private Citizen, Goldfield Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association, Private Citizen, Private Citizen Public
11/05/201311:30 AMCarnarvon Council BuildingGascoyne Catchment Group, Shire of Carnarvon, Private Citizen Public
11/06/201308:00 AMPort Hedland Council BuildingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizen, Town of Port Hedland, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation, Private Citizen Public
11/07/201311:00 AMFitzroy River Lodge, Fitzroy CrossingPrivate Citizen, Private Citizens, Private Citizen, Private Citizen, Kimberley Land Council Public
11/20/201309:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Lands Public
11/20/201309:45 AMCommittee Office, West PerthGondwana Link, PEW Charitable Trusts, Conservation Council of WA Public
11/20/201310:15 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPastoral Lands Board Public
11/20/201311:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPastoralists and Graziers Association Public
11/27/201309:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Parks and Wildlife Public
11/27/201309:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthWA Farmer's Federation Public
11/27/201310:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPrivate Citizen Public
11/27/201310:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthRangelands NRM Public
11/27/201311:00 AMCommittee Office, West PerthPrivate Citizen Public
11/27/201311:30 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Regional Development Public
12/04/201310:45 AMCommittee Office, West PerthDepartment of Agriculture and Food Public

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Related Written Submissions:

Written Submission by Mervyn Tomkins received on 20 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Patrick Roach received on 22 Aug 2013
Written Submission by Tourism Western Australia received on 2 Sep 2013
Written Submission by John C Craig received on 3 Sep 2013
Written Submission by City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder received on 5 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shire of Dundas received on 9 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Nicholas Cukela received on 11 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Association of Mining and Exploration Companies received on 11 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Department of Mines and Petroleum received on 11 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Keith Mader received on 12 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Dr R Sidhu received on 12 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Town of Port Hedland received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Digby Corker received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Department of Regional Development received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Department of Water received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Gascoyne Catchments Group Inc received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Environmental Protection Authority received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by RSPCA received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Pew Charitable Trusts received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Hon Peter Collier MLC, Minister for Aboriginal Affairs received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by David Stoate received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Kimberley Land Council received on 13 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shire of Yalgoo received on 20 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Tony and Robyn Richardson received on 23 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Department of Parks and Wildlife received on 24 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Pastoralists and Graziers Association of WA (Inc) received on 25 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shire of Nannup received on 25 Sep 2013
Written Submission by The Western Australian Farmers Federation received on 26 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Western Australian Local Government Association received on 27 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Shire of Mount Magnet received on 27 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Department of Lands received on 27 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Pastoral Lands Board received on 27 Sep 2013
Written Submission by Peter Camp received on 15 Oct 2013
Written Submission by Mid West Development Commission received on 13 Sep 2014

Related Transcripts of Evidence:

• Evidence by Mr Patrick Hill (Manager, Mt Weld Pastoral Station) on 04/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Keith Mader, (Pastoralist Walling Rock Station) on 04/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Stephen Tonkin (Director, Gindalbie Pastoral Co) and Mrs Jo-Anne Tonkin (Director, Gindalbie Pastoral Co) on 04/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Ross Wood (Goldfields-Nullarbor Rangelands Biosecurity Association Inc) on 04/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Mark Forrester (Owner Manager, Kanandah Station) on 04/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr John Percy (Chair, Lyndon Land Conservation District Committee), Mr Sean D'Arcy (Chair, Gascoyne Catchment Group) and Mrs Jodie McTaggart (Committee Member, Upper Gascoyne Land Conservation District Committee) on 05/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Richard Brown (Partner Pastoralist, Yaringa Station) on 05/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Ian D'Arcy (Chief Executive Officer, Shire of Carnarvon) and Mr Karl Brandenburg (Shire President, Shire of Carnarvon) on 05/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Eber Butron (Director, Planning and Development, Town of Port Hedland) and Mr Gordon MacMile (Director, Community Development, Town of Port Hedland) on 06/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr David Stoate (Director, Anna Plains Cattle Company Pty Ltd) on 06/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr John Digby Corker, Owner, Red Hill Station on 06/11/2013
• Evidence by Mrs Robyn Richardson (Pastoralist, Mount Florance Station ) on 06/11/2013
• Evidence by Dr Anthony Ryan (General Manager, Operations, Gumala Aboriginal Corporation) on 06/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Kurt Elezovich (Owner-Operator, Country Downs Station) on 07/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Christopher Kloss (Tour Operator/Driver, Windjana Tours) on 07/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Kevin Brockhurst (Owner and Partner, Larrawa Station) and Mrs Wendy Brockhurst (Partner, Larrawa Station) on 07/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Nolan Hunter (Chief Executive Officer, Kimberley Land Council), Mr Mervyn Street (Director, Kimberley Land Council) and Mr Tom Birch (Deputy Chairman, Kimberley Land Council) on 07/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Rick Ford (Manager, Gogo Station), Mr Peter Camp (Owner/Manager, Kalyeeda Station), Mrs Kirsty Forshaw (Owner/Lessee, Nita Downs Station) and Mr Phillip Hams (Operations Manager, Gogo Station) on 07/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Michael Bradford (Acting Director General, Department of Lands), Mr Karel Eringa (Manager, Pastoral Lease, Department of Lands) and Ms Sandra Eckert (General Counsel, Department of Lands) on 20/11/2013
• Evidence by Mrs Leanne Corker (Chair, Pastoral Lands Board) on 20/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Peter Price (Project Manager, Gondwana Link Ltd), Mr Piers Verstegen (Director, Conservation Council of WA) and Dr Barry Traill (Director, Australian Program, Pew Charitable Trusts) on 20/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Robert Gillam (President, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia) and Mrs Jano Foulkes-Taylor (Executive Member, Pastoralists and Graziers Association of Western Australia) on 20/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Paul Rosair (Director General, Department of Regional Development), Mr Michael Rowe (Executive Director, Policy and Planning, Department of Regional Development) and Mrs Jenni Collard (Executive Director, Business Social Development, Department of Regional Development) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Jim Sharp (Acting Director General, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Kelly Gillen (Acting Director, Regional and Fire Management Services, Department of Parks and Wildlife), Mr Ian Kealley (Regional Manager Goldfields, Department of Parks and Wildlife) and Mr Ian Herford (Principal Rangelands Planning Officer, Department of Parks and Wildlife) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Dr Brian Warren (General Manager, Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group Inc) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Gregory Smith (Elders Real Estate) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Mark Gregory (Partner, Castledine Gregory) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Dale Park (General President, WA Farmers Federation) and Ms Genevieve Morrow (Executive Officer, Livestock, WA Farmers Federation) on 27/11/2013
• Evidence by Mr Robert Delane (Director General, Department of Agriculture and Food), Dr Paul Novelly (Manager, Rangeland Research, Department of Agriculture and Food) and Mr David Warburton (Policy Officer, Rangelands Reform, Department of Agriculture and Food) on 04/12/2013

Related Reports:

• Report No 17 - Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia - Terms of Reference (8 Aug 2013)
• Report No 20 - Inquiry into Pastoral Leases in Western Australia (1 Apr 2014)

Related Documents/Response to Questions on Notice: