This question was asked on 15/10/2014. You can read the original contribution here.

Mr DAVID SHOEBRIDGE: My question is addressed to the Minister for Fair Trading, representing the Minister for Planning. Will the Minister provide a public assurance that there will be no delegation issued to the Planning and Assessment Commission in relation to either the Mount Thorley or Warkworth mines extension applications by Rio Tinto that will in any way limit the appeal rights for the community?

The Hon. MATTHEW MASON-COX: Given this is a detailed question, I think it prudent that I ask the Minister for Planning to respond. I will report back to the House in due course.