Legislative Council: Tuesday, September 06, 2022


Answers to Questions

Economic Recovery Fund

1 The Hon. H.M. GIROLAMO ().14 June 2022).

1. Has the Government abandoned the former Liberal government's Growth State Program?

2. How many jobs will be created by the Economic Recovery Fund announced by the Premier last week?

3. Was the establishment of the Economic Recovery Fund supported by a business case?

4. Has the government failed to comply with Treasurer's Instruction 17 in establishing the Economic Recovery Fund?

(a) If so, why?

(b) Was an exemption sought by his department to Treasurers Instruction 17?

5. How will the government ensure that grants to be provided under its Economic Recovery Fund will not go to employers who would have hired additional employees regardless of the provision of a grant?

The Hon. K.J. MAHER (Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, Attorney-General, Minister for Industrial Relations and Public Sector): The Treasurer has advised:

1. Refer to Hansard of Tuesday 14 June 2022.

2. Refer to Hansard of Tuesday 14 June 2022.

3. Refer to Hansard of Tuesday 14 June 2022.

4. No.

5. Projects funded from the Economic Recovery Fund will be required to meet obligations as set out in funding agreements with agreed beneficiaries. These obligations will be consolidated to ensure the project is delivered and the benefits to the state are realised.