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Monday, 3 June 2013
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National Long-Term Tourism Strategy

(Question No. 1445)

Mr Baldwin asked the Minister for Tourism, in writing, on 20 March 2013:

In respect of the Government's $6 million election commitment for the National Long-Term Tourism Strategy, (a) what sum was/will be allocated in (i) 2010-11, (ii) 2011-12, (iii) 2012-13, (iv) 2013-14, (v) 2014-15, (vi) 2015-16, and (vii) outside the forward estimates, and (b) how will it be allocated to each working group.

Mr Gray: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) (i) 2010-11 $nil.

(ii) 2011-12 $1.4 million.

(iii) 2012-13 $1.4 million.

(iv) 2013-14 $1.4 million.

(v) 2014-15 $1.8 million.

(vi) 2015-16 $nil.

(vii) No funding has been allocated outside the forward estimates.

(b) The allocation of funds to the National Long-Term Tourism Strategy working groups under Tourism 2020 is determined by Tourism Ministers, with some funds retained by the Department to support the implementation of the Strategy.

An outline of funding provided to Working Groups since the inception of the Strategy is provided in the response to Parliamentary Question 1446.