58. Hon ALISON XAMON to the Minister for Environment:
I refer to the dolphin feeding program at Monkey Mia.
(1) Has the independent review of the Monkey Mia food provisioning program been completed?
(2) If no to (1), when does the minister expect the review to be complete?
(3) Will the minister please table the review?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.
(1)–(4) The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions commissioned a review report as part of a broad review into dolphin provisioning at Monkey Mia. Information from a range of sources, including the review report, will be considered by DBCA in developing an updated dolphin provisioning plan for Monkey Mia.
The review report is currently being peer reviewed. Consideration of tabling the report will be given when the report is complete.