Minister Scott vaguely tried to justify the increase but could not account for the use of all $33million.
According to its own budget outputs, Labor has failed to deliver improved services to our CALD communities.
Worse still, there is inadequate transparency and accountability for how the increased budget in an election year will be spent.
Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Inga Peulich MLC:
“There is a serious lack of accountability and transparency in the multicultural affairs budget which explains the lack of improvements in the government’s own budget outputs in multicultural affairs.”
“Either budget output reforms have failed, or Labor’s massive election war chest in multicultural affairs signals a major vote buying exercise that the government would rather keep secret.”
“Only a Liberal Nationals government is capable of implementing effective and efficient programs to really benefit our CALD communities.”