Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Questions without Notice

Hazelwood Coalmine

2:30 pm

Photo of Richard Di NataleRichard Di Natale (Victoria, Australian Greens) Share this | Hansard source

Mr President, I ask a supplementary question. The owner and operator of the mine, GDF Suez, have refused to take responsibility for the Morwell coal fire disaster as we speak. Will the government hold the mine owners to account by ensuring that they pay for the damage caused by the fire, for the emergency response effort and for the costs incurred by the Commonwealth? Will the government consider revoking carbon permits issued to the mine operator equivalent to the emissions this ongoing fire has caused?


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