Legislative Council: Wednesday, July 03, 2019


Regional Tourism

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Leader of the Opposition) (14:20): Supplementary arising from the answer: has funding been allocated to the regional tourism organisation funding program in the 2020-21 financial year, that is, the next financial year after the one we have just started?

The Hon. D.W. RIDGWAY (Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment) (14:20): I am advised that there are no plans to cut that particular fund beyond the 20. But we release a budget for a financial year and then we have the forward estimates, so in this current budget the programs are funded. It is my understanding and my advice is that we will be funding those programs across the forward estimates, but we are dealing with this year's budget. My advice from the South Australian Tourism Commission is that they will be funding it across the forward estimates.