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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 1361 asked in the Legislative Council on 20 November 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

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1361. Hon TIM CLIFFORD to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Culture and the Arts:

I refer to the positive economic impact of the Fringe World Festival, particularly the thousands of jobs created this year alone and the substantial stimulation of the economy.

(1) Will the minister please explain why this organisation that benefits our communities and economy so much must rely so heavily on fossil fuel corporation Woodside Petroleum to make ends meet?

(2) Given that Fringe World contributes significantly to the economy of the state, will the minister assist the organisation in sourcing alternative sponsorship funds?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) No. The Fringe World Festival is produced by Artrage Inc, a not-for-profit organisation. This is a matter for Artrage.