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Estimates: Questions about an independent Mine Rehabilitation Commissioner

During Parliamentary Budget Estimates on Friday 30 July 2021, I asked about the Government's commitment to establish a mining rehabilitation commissioner.

You can read the answers below or in the official Queensland Parliament Record of Proceedings (Hansard).

Mr BERKMAN: Director-General, it is some time now since parliament legislated to create the independent statutory mining Rehabilitation Commissioner. Is it the case that a mining Rehabilitation Commissioner still has not been appointed? Is there funding in this budget for that role to be filled? If so, how much?

Mr Merrick: I thank the member for the question. I can confirm at this present time there is not anyone in the role. We are moving very close to an appointment though for the Rehabilitation Commissioner. Yes, there is indeed budget provision for the Office of the Rehabilitation Commissioner.

Mr BERKMAN: Thanks, Chair

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