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Question Without Notice No. 294 asked in the Legislative Council on 3 April 2019 by Hon Tim Clifford

Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on

WESTERN AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM — PROJECT

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

I refer to the New Museum website, which states —

The New Museum project will provide better physical, sensory and intellectual access for all Western Australians � to explore past, present and future of this great State.

It is my understanding that entrance fees will be $10 for a concession and $15 for fully waged entrants.

(1) What modelling has been undertaken to demonstrate that low income families will be able to access the Museum?

(2) Will there be any concessions on entry prices for Indigenous Australians?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

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

(1) Research and analysis has been undertaken to develop a range of estimates on the impact on attendance based on assumptions and available data. This research represents an estimate range. They are not fare costs and do not take into account specific attributes such as socioeconomic and demographic data.

(2) There is no plan to provide concessions specifically for Indigenous Australians. Concessions will be based on age and socioeconomic factors in line with current concession programs, not origin or ethnicity.