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Written Questions - 7 to 16 October 2003

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Title

Written Questions - 7 to 16 October 2003

Other title

Parliamentary Record 15

Collection

Question for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; Questions for 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005; ParliamentNT; Parliamentary Record; 9th Assembly 2001 - 2005

Date

2003-10-07

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Language

English

Subject

Written Questions

Publisher name

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

Place of publication

Darwin

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application/pdf

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Attribution International 4.0 (CC BY 4.0)

Copyright owner

Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

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https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/278831

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/419688

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WRITTEN QUESTIONS - Not answered by 7 October 2003 plant on Wickham Point? (4) Is it true that the 1997 EIS proposed gas pipeline route through a Defence training area has been dropped from the Phillips 2001 PER (page 1.8, figure 1.4) without any supporting bathymetric survey data for this newly depicted route that now skirts around that Defence training area by up to 25 km? (5) As 12 m draft tankers must only move during daylight hours when navigating the harbour, how will these ships travel out to the ocean shipping lanes during a midday neap tide in Darwin Harbour? Just where will dredging occur and how often? (6) When the largest mangrove colony in Darwin Harbour is partly bulldozed on the Ware Peninsula road into Wickham Point, and at the Phillips LNG site, what will be the effect of the large amounts of acid sulphate leached into the waters of Darwin Harbour? (7) What baseline studies have been done to evaluate the environmental effects of implementing a road corridor from Channel Island Road out to Wickham Point? Are any such baseline studies available to the public now? (8) Is it true that the long-term jobs at the Phillips plant will only provide 80 jobs for 17 years for international, interstate and some local employees? (9) When Phillips carries out its initial hydro test of the whole system will it use fresh or salt water and how will the hydro test water (which will be full of chemical additives) be disposed of? (10) Vast emissions of the global warming gas CO2 will be released at 18 000 tonnes per day by the Phillips plant on Wickham Point. Is it true that the EIS, the PER and the Assessment Report 39 all give no real indication of how Phillips will offset these emissions? (11) How many square kilometres of new forest will have to be planted by Phillips to soak up 18 000 tonnes per day of CO2. Is Phillips required to plant this much forest in Australia to offset these emissions? (12) Did the atmospheric emissions modelling carried out in the Phillips PER not take into account humidity and precipitation (rain), as Darwin Harbour has a tropical climate with heavy Wet Season rains and high humidity? (13) Recently the British warship HMS Nottingham holed itself at sea and nearly sank. Is the minister aware that human error will almost certainly occur in relation to the production and transportation of LNG in Darwin Harbour at some stage, and that ignition of evaporating LNG from a holed tanker ship or LNG tank could cause a severe and fatal giant fireball? What is the probability of that event occurring? 40. Car Registration Tax Mr MALEY to MINISTER for POLICE, FIRE and EMERGENCY SERVICES Will the Treasurer tell Territorians why car owners must continue to pay the extra tax on registrations when the government has received funding from the GST exceeding estimates, and the fact that the so called black hole has disappeared mysteriously? 12 August 2003 41. Impact of large scale agriculture on key recreational fishing species in the Daly River Mr WOOD to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRY and FISHERIES Has the government undertaken any environmental research into the potential impacts of the proposed expansion of large scale agriculture on key recreational fishing species in the Daly River. 42. Impact of large scale agriculture development on recreational fishing industry and nature based tourism in the Daly River Mr WOOD to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRY and FISHERIES Has the Government undertaken an assessment of the potential impacts of large scale agriculture development on the recreational fishing industry and nature based tourism industry in the Daly River. 43. Value of recreational fishing and nature based tourism to the economy of the Daly River region Mr WOOD to MINISTER for PRIMARY INDUSTRY and FISHERIES Has the Government undertaken an assessment of the economic value of the recreational fishing and nature based tourism industries to the economy of the Daly River region. 751


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