OVERSEAS TRADE OFFICES
1134. Hon TJORN SIBMA to the Leader of the House representing
I refer to the Premier's
joint media statement with the Attorney General of 12 March 2019 in which he
announced that KPMG would audit all eight overseas trade and investment offices
in the wake of the Corruption and Crime Commission's report on the
(1) How much has this audit cost?
(2) Has KPMG finished this audit;
and, if so, when was it delivered to the government?
(3) Did the audit identify any other issues of concern
among the network of overseas trade and investment offices?
(4) If yes to (3), what were these
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question. The Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and
Innovation advises the following.
(1) To date, the
audit of the eight overseas trade and investment offices has cost $228 895. The
scope of the contract was extended in May 2019 to include an audit of the
expenses incurred by Tourism WA officers and staff working in the overseas
offices over the last six years, at an additional cost of $31 091.
(2) No. The department has not
received the final report.
(3) The department will not comment
until it has received the final report.
(4) Not applicable.