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Parliamentary Questions


Question Without Notice No. 1189 asked in the Legislative Council on 22 November 2022 by Hon Sophia Moermond

Parliament: 41 Session: 1

HEMP — INNOVATION BOOSTER GRANT

1189. Hon SOPHIA MOERMOND to the Minister for Innovation and ICT:

I refer to the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation's new industries fund.

(1) Have any hemp or cannabis projects been funded through this program?

(2) What is the maximum amount that can be applied for under an innovation grant?

Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:

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

(1) In July 2022, I announced the latest round of the innovation booster grants, and one of the recipients, Hemp Squared, a Bridgetown company, was awarded $19 000 to have hemp blocks certified for use in social housing.

(2) The maximum amount that can be applied for under the innovation booster grant is $20 000. Applications will be open again in 2023 and I encourage all honourable members to share this with their local electorates.