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Question Without Notice No. 335 asked in the Legislative Council on 9 April 2019 by Hon Colin Tincknell

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

SARI CLUB SITE — BALI

335. Hon COLIN TINCKNELL to the Leader of the House representing the Premier:

In 2011, the state government and then Premier Colin Barnett pledged $50 000 as part of a national response to purchase the former Sari Club, the site of the 2002 Bali bombings.

(1) Given that the purchase of this land is now a realistic option, is the government still committed to the pledge, previously $50 000?

(2) Given that the land value has significantly increased since 2002, is the government prepared to consider increasing the amount pledged in order to secure this site for the creation of an international peace park to honour the victims of the attacks?

Madam President, I would like to submit some further information with that question as well.

The PRESIDENT: Member, you would have provided the question to the minister responsible, and they will be replying to the question that you have asked today. I think it is probably a bit late in the process to provide additional information, because this minister is only providing the response in a representative capacity. If you want to provide that additional information, I suggest you provide it directly to the minister who has carriage of that portfolio.

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question. By way of addressing his last point, if he wants to provide me with something after question time, I will happily forward it to the Premier. On behalf of the Premier, the answer is as follows.

(1)–(2) The government is unaware of this previous commitment and why it was not honoured by the previous government between 2011 and 2017. The government would welcome discussions with the commonwealth on this matter.