Senate debates

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Questions on Notice

Native Forests: Timber Exports (Question No. 1721)

Photo of Scott LudlamScott Ludlam (WA, Australian Greens) Share this | | Hansard source

asked the Minister representing the Assistant Treasurer, upon notice, on 15 March 2012:

With reference to question on notice no. 1322 (Senate Hansard, 27 February 2012, proof p. 120), and given that the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences provides statistics about Australian forest and wood products in cubic metres, not tonnes, in relation to that e export of sawn native forest timbers from Western Australia, for each of the following financial years: 2005-06, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11:

(a) how many cubic metres of sawn jarrah and karri were exported from Western Australia on a per species basis;

(b) what was the total volume exported; and

(c) which ports received the timber (for each port, provide details of the quantity of each species received and the total volume exported).

Photo of Penny WongPenny Wong (SA, Australian Labor Party, Minister for Finance and Deregulation) Share this | | Hansard source

The Assistant Treasurer has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(a) Data is not captured in cubic metres.

(b) N/A

(c) This question was answered in SEN 1322, also asked by Senator Ludlam, including the details of the ports in receipt of timber, measured in tonnes. The data is not available for cubic metres.