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Parliamentary Questions

Question On Notice No. 2499 asked in the Legislative Council on 19 September 2019 by Hon Colin Holt

Question Directed to the: Minister for Regional Development representing the Minister for Tourism
Minister responding: Hon P. Papalia
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Tabled Paper No: 3324- View tabled paper
Question

I refer to Tourism WA event sponsorship, and I ask:
(a) please list the events that received funding and the amount each event receive for each of the following years:
(i) 2017-18; and
(ii) 2018-19;
(b) what events will received funding for the 2019-20 and how much will each event receive; and
(c) please indicate for 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20, which of these events have been allocated funding and how much funding from Royalties for Regions?

Answered on 24 October 2019

(a-c) See tabled paper no # for all contracted events funded in 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. I am unable to disclose the funding amount for some events (identified simply as ‘Funded’) because the major events industry is highly competitive and Western Australia competes with interstate and international destinations to secure them. Confidentiality of negotiations, contract terms and funding amounts is critical in order to maintain the Government’s ability to negotiate the best outcome for the State on future events. Accordingly, I will notify the Auditor General’s office and both houses of Parliament that part of the questions will not be answered as per Section 82 of the Financial Management Act 2006.